A Cry in the Night
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A Cry in the Night
Natalie Wood plays what was touted as her first "grown up" role in the tense melodrama A Cry in the Night. Based loosely on the Caryl Chessman case, the film showcases Raymond Burr as a psycho who stalks and attacks young couples on Lover's Lane. Overpowering Wood's boyfriend, Burr kidnaps the girl and locks her up in a seedy one-room apartment. Though he barely lays a hand on her, Wood has every reason to be terrified of her captor, who has a disturbing habit of brutally killing small animals. Meanwhile, Wood's police-captain father Edmond O'Brien brusquely ignores… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a lively, but unpleasant, unconvincing and overwrought B-film crime drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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