Cry Danger

Synopsis: Rocky Mulloy, back in town after serving 5 years of a life sentence for armed robbery, hopes to clear his friend Danny Morgan who's still in prison for the same crime. It won't be easy. Even the witness who cleared Rocky thinks he's guilty; Danny's glamorous wife Nancy, living in a sleazy trailer court, seems lukewarm about getting Danny back; cynical cop Gus Cobb just wants to stir things up in hopes that the missing "hot" $100,000 will surface. Plenty of tough talk, night scenes, deceptive dames and double crosses in this typical film noir.
Director(s): Robert Parrish
Production: RKO Pictures
79 min

Welcome home, Rocky.

Compliments of the house.


I see all the big shots when

they get off and on the trains.

If they got their picture

on the front page,

Paper's on me.


Take a look.

Nice picture, huh?

Add 5 years to it,

It would look

just like me.

Gee, it must feel great-

Out of the jug

and a big shot again.

You lead some life,

huh, Rocky?


I'm a real dinger.


How you been?

You might say all right,

Gus, but I wouldn't.

Treated you rough,

did they?

Oh, I got a couple

of bruises... up there.

Well, you're out now.


and what's 5 years?

You could do that just

sitting around and waiting.


Aren't you gonna

say hello

To your buddy Delong?

It's been

a long time, Rocky.

I guess I changed.

Glad to see you.

I owe you plenty.

Right now I'll

settle for a drink.

I've forgotten

the right words.

I wouldn't even know

how to order.

Let me do it.

I'll buy.

Homecoming present?

That, plus the fact

I'd like to talk to you.

The man wants

to buy.

Never argue

with a policeman.

A detective.


What do you say, Rocky?

Well, I had different plans

for my first one,

But, uh, my friend here

looks thirsty.

I'm always thirsty.

No hard feelings,


Don't bet any large amounts

on that, Gus.

Could have been worse.

A month ago,

you were up for life,

Then your friend here

Turns up

with your alibi.

I gave you that same alibi

5 years ago.

You'll have to admit

it was a little thin.

You said you were out

drinking with some marines

When the holdup

took place,

Only the marines

never show up.

We landed,

only 5 years late.

Sorry to keep you

waitin', pal.

No, that's ok.

I just would have

wasted my time

Having fun, anyway.

We all got

shipped out


that night.

I guess you

don't remember

The other boys.

I couldn't remember

any of your names.

Then they all

got it

One way

or another.

I misplaced a leg


So I never heard about

the mess you were in

Until I got back,

about a month ago.

How did Danny Morgan feel

about your getting out?

Well, how should he feel?

It's no comfort station

they run up there.

Too bad he couldn't

dig up a marine

To alibi him.

Look, Gus, if this is just

a social get-Together,

Why not skip it?

I want to talk to you

About the money

from the holdup.

You should read my pardon

that says I didn't

Have anything to do

with the holdup.


And not a penny of it

has ever shown up.

Maybe it got inflated

right out of existence.

I figure you might know

where that money is.

Figure anything you want.

I'm a citizen again.

I'm gonna keep

a tail on you, Rocky,

24 hours a day.

It shouldn't be

too tough a job.

I'm not going


When you do,

we'll be right with you.

Where do you figure

I might go

That would

interest you, Gus?

You'll make a play

for that money.

It'll be easier

than going to work.

If I get you again,


The army, navy,

and marines

Won't be able

to help you.

You buy nice drinks,


But you talk so much.

Good-Bye, Mr. Delong.

I'll be seein' you,


I count the hours.

Hey, Mac,

2 more over here.

Let's move.

Well, pal, you're now

a free man again.

Any questions?

Just one.


Who are you?

I figured you might be

curious about that.

You weren't

one of the guys

I was out with

that night.

I could have been.

I was a marine.

I was here

in town that night.

But you weren't

one of 'em.


It's all

very simple, pal.


I heard

about your case,

Checked up on it in

the newspaper files...

found out I fitted

your alibi perfectly.

Here you are.

Why'd you do it?

Occasionally, I always

drink too much.

You went to a lot

of trouble.

Wasn't too tough.

I wore all

my decorations.

I've got plenty.


you'll get around

To telling me why.

Not eventually.

Right now.

You were up for life.

There was the 100,000

bucks kicking' around,

So I figured

you might be... grateful

If I got you out.

You not only picked

the wrong horse,

You didn't even get

the right track.

Life could be beautiful

with money.

Maybe you didn't

hear me.

I didn't pull

that stickup.

You'll be an awful big

disappointment to me

If you didn't.

So I'm

a big disappointment.

You didn't do it?

No. But I know who did.

Oh. Now I feel better.

You know, I think

I'm just like

That policeman.

I think I'll stick

around for a while

And see what

you're up to.

Then come on.

I want to introduce you

to a pretty girl.

Nice car.

I understand these things

cost money now.

I traded my left leg

for it.

Who's this girl

we're gonna meet?

Wife of a friend

of mine.

Sounds like

a dirty trick,

But I'm for it.

She's Danny's wife-

The guy I went

to jail with.

She really pretty?

She's out of bounds.

I said she was

Danny's wife.

Glad I never

met the guy.

Danny's one of

my favorite people.

Ok, Rocky.

I never was one

To argue with

a criminal type.

Ooh, and she has

to be the wife

Of a friend.

Run amok, junior.

That's the wrong girl.

Hello, fellas.

And a happy mother's day

to you, too.

I'm Darlene la Vonne.

I'll bet you are

at that, dear.

Tell me, where can

I find the manager?

Williams? Oh, he's

probably over there

In the office.


You fellas gonna

live here?

Maybe, if you're

a good girl

And go to church

on Sundays.

Aren't you

the fresh one.


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William Bowers

William Bowers (January 17, 1916 in Las Cruces – March 27, 1987 in Woodland Hills, California) was a reporter in Long Beach, California and Life magazine reporter before becoming a screenwriter. He specialized in writing comedy westerns, and also turned out several thrillers. more…

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