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A Cry In The Night

Young, secretly engaged couple Liz (Natalie Wood) and Owen (Richard Anderson) meet in a secluded lovers' lane, where they are watched by unstable Harold Loftus (Raymond Burr). Loftus attacks and knocks out Owen, then abducts Liz and hides her in a shack in a brickyard. At police headquarters later, Owen makes a report to Capt. Ed Bates (Brian Donlevy), who realizes Liz is the daughter of a cop, Capt. Dan Taggart (Edmond O'Brien). A search begins as Liz struggles to keep Loftus at bay.

Release Date

August 17, 1956

Running Time

75 minutes


Edmond O'Brien

Edmond O'Brien

Brian Donlevy

Brian Donlevy

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Raymond Burr

Raymond Burr


Director Frank Tuttle

Screenplay David Dortort

Producer George C. Bertholon, Alan Ladd

Cinematography John F. Seitz

Editing Folmar Blangsted

Music David Buttolph

Distributor Warner Bros.

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