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directed by Peter Godfrey
USA 1947

 

A sudden death. Cries in the night. A locked laboratory in a windswept mansion. It’s hard to say what creates more tension in Cry Wolf, the nerve-tingling atmosphere (enhanced by Franz Waxman’s edgy score) or the flashfire romantic chemistry between movie immortals Barbara Stanwyck and Errol Flynn in their only screen pairing. Stanwyck plays Sandra, a recent widow who visits her husband’s family for the first time and finds herself drawn to a man she knows she should fear: her husband’s remote, controlling uncle (Flynn). He seems to know secrets about the eerie cries, the laboratory and why his nephew was buried in a closed coffin. Can Sandra uncover the truth before a second death occurs?

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Theatrical Release: 18 July 1947 (New York City, New York)

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Warner Home Video

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:23:45
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.60 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

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DVD Release Date: November 16th, 2010
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Comments

Warner Archive Collection released a number of Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck titles in November 2010, so it was fitting they would bring their lone collaboration - a mystery with some film noir elements - to DVD.  Cry Wolf, unfortunately,is mostly a misfire, especially compared to the other swashbuckler's (Tyrone Power) attempt at the dark cinema, like Nightmare Alley.

The progressive transfer on the single-layered MOD disc is slightly disappointing, with many instances of marks and scratches on the print, but blacks are deep and grain level is not overly distracting. The mono soundtrack is decent and there is no trailer provided for this film. A moderate recommendation for fans of Babs and Errol Flynn, although you've never seen him in this unique character portayal before.

  - Gregory Meshman

 



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