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Although a few character names and minor details are different, Vicki is a fairly faithful remake of the 1941 murder melodrama I Wake Up Screaming. The title character, Vicki Lynn, played by Jean Peters, is a waitress who is transformed into a top fashion model by press agent Steve Christopher (Elliot Reid). When Vicki is murdered, psychotic detective Ed Cornell (Richard Boone) tries to pin the blame on Christopher. In fact, Cornell knows who the real killer is, but he was so desperately (and hopelessly) in love with the dead girl that he intends to railroad Christopher into the electric… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In view of the fact that I Wake Up Screaming was not much of a picture to start with, it is no wonder that this slight remodeling of it is an unimpressive dish of drama, too."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"...a passable entry in Fox's Film Noir series."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Vicki is a film noir remake of the 1941 murder story I Wake Up Screaming."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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