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The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 29 August 1937 (USA)
An actor continually confesses to murders he didn't commit, figuring that the police won't believe him when he confesses to a murder that he actually does intend to commit.

Director:

Lewis R. Foster

Writers:

Arthur Rohlsfel (story "Too Clever to Live"), Charles Grayson (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lewis Stone ... Lawrence Fontaine
Barbara Read ... Nan
Tom Brown ... Tommy Bradley
Forrester Harvey ... Jocko
Jameson Thomas ... George Bradley
Marjorie Main ... Amelia Bradley
Robert Gleckler ... Capt. Walter Reid
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... Halligan
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An actor continually confesses to murders he didn't commit, figuring that the police won't believe him when he confesses to a murder that he actually does intend to commit.

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HE CONFESSED WHEN INNOCENT! THEY DOUBTED HIM WHEN GUILTY! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Clever to Live See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Moonlighting: The Man Who Cried Wife (1986) See more »

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Good Universal mystery
26 August 1999 | by jaybee-3See all my reviews

A truly interesting plot elevates this low budget mystery to a B-movie classic. Stone confesses to crimes he did not commit. Then he murders an old enemy he suspects was responsible for his wife's death. He confesses to this crime and the police do not believe him. Familiar 30s actors all over this one. Nice job by everyone.


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