I Wake Up Screaming (14-Nov-1941)
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Writer: Dwight Taylor
From novel: I Wake Up Screaming by Steve Fisher
Producer: Milton Sperling
Keywords: Crime, Film Noir
|Invaders from Mars
|Elisha Cook, Jr.
|The Maltese Falcon
|Martin Kane, Private Eye
|The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
|Only Angels Have Wings
|A Scandal in Paris
|Grumpy character actor
|Samson and Delilah
|Founding member, Screen Actors Guild
|Insp. Faraday on Boston Blackie
Review by Zet Torbjörn Astner (posted on 21-Nov-2009)
Not a great film by any means, it still is very much worth watching for tthe participation of Elisha Cook Jr, who, of course, is always wonderful to watch, and -- most importantly -- for Laird Cregar, who is simply mesmerizing! The plot is weak, the leads are rather dull, but Laird Cregar makes such a haunting and frightening and, eventually, moving portrait of his character, that you will not stop watching this movie until it has reached it's sad ending. Oh, it's a happy ending for the leads all right, but you don't even notice that -- all you think of is the tragedy of the police detective Ed Cornell, played by Laird Cregar. Don't miss out on this wonderful actor!
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