35mm, UCLA restoration. In his first film Parrish automatically coordinates the minimal premises of cinema "noir", applying an immediate and professional classic narration of which nothing is remembered after its watching, except the dialogues' witticism, applied in its right times.
***1/2 Rather obscure Film Noir with a great Russian roulette scene. Strange locations such as Dick Powell's trailer and strange characters such as the kleptomaniac Jean Porter and the alcoholic Richard Erdman. Recommended.
Hard-boiled right down to its bones. "Cry Danger" doesn't quite make the grade a a great film but it is a really fun hard-boiled melodrama with snappy hard-boiled dialog. The wry off-hand wit of the often terse dialog and the brisk pacing propel the story through the film's hour and twenty minute running time without much chance for the audience's interest to lag.