Cry of the Hunted

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Cry of the Hunted

Post by Bruce R on Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:13 pm

Finally got a nice copy of the 1953 noir CRY OF THE HUNTED starring Barry Sullivan, Vittorio Gassman, Polly Bergen and William Conrad.

Keaney gave it a 1.5 and I'd give it that or perhaps a 2.0.

Here's a synopsis:

"On the whole, the MGM B product of the 1950s contained some of the studio's best-ever "small" pictures. Filmed on location in the Louisana swamplands, Cry of the Hunted boils down to an extended chase, with escaped convict Vittorio Gassman as the fox and sheriff Barry Sullivan as the hound. Sullivan's deputy William Conrad secretly hopes that Gassman will get away, so that he, Conrad, can step into his boss' job. Polly Bergen is the requisite love interest, effectively deglamourized to fit in with her soggy surroundings. Cry of the Hunted is directed with flair by Joseph H. Lewis, who always managed to rise above the slimmest of budgets and the barest of production values."

Not an outstanding, but enjoyable noir, and if you haven't seen it, it's worth a view.

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