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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Robert Parrish|
|Produced by||W.R. Frank|
|Cinematography||Joseph F. Biroc|
|Studio||RKO Radio Pictures Inc.|
|Release date(s)||February 21, 1951|
|Running time||79 minutes|
Dick Powell plays bookie Rocky Mulloy, who was sentenced to life in prison for a robbery and murder that he didn't commit. He's released five years later when a witness appears and provides an alibi. Rocky then sets out to find who framed him, hoping that by uncovering the actual criminals, he'll be able to free his friend Danny Morgan, also accused of the same crime.
- Dick Powell as Rocky Mulloy
- Rhonda Fleming as Nancy Morgan
- Richard Erdman as Delong
- William Conrad as Louie Castro
- Regis Toomey as Detective Lt. Gus Cobb
- Jean Porter as Darlene LaVonne
- Jay Adler as Williams, Trailer Park Manager
- Joan Banks as Alice Fletcher
- Gloria Saunders as Cigarette Clerk
- Hy Averback as Harry, Bookie
- Renny McEvoy as Taxi Driver
- Lou Lubin as Hank
- Benny Burt as Jed Russell, Los Amigos Bartender
Most reviews for the film are positive. Time Out's film review says of Cry Danger: "...it's the kind of movie in which, told to expect someone extra for dinner, delicious Fleming smiles 'OK, I'll put more water in the soup'. With excellent support players like a young, thin (for him) William Conrad and Jay Adler, this is a fast, crisp and laconic delight."
The staff at Variety magazine like the film and said, "All the ingredients for a suspenseful melodrama are contained in Cry Danger...Robert Parrish, erstwhile film editor, makes a strong directorial bow.