USA Today - 06/09/1989
"...The pacing is fast….Edward Cronjager, who later shot THE GANG'S ALL HERE, proves he was as at home with black-and-white as color..."
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Film noir, a classic film style of the '40s and '50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood's finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femmes fatales and moral conflict.
In this tense noir thriller, Victor Mature plays Frankie Christopher, a sports promoter who's in the hot seat, relentlessly grilled by a ruthless detective after the murder of a fashion model (Carole Landis) he made famous. Weighing even more heavily against him is the fact that he's in love with the dead girl's sister (Betty Grable). But Frankie's not the only suspect in this taut expose of New York's cafe society. The detective also obsessively pursues Frankie's partner, a gossip columnist, and a hotel night clerk. Filled with plot twists and turns, I Wake Up Screaming will have you guessing until its surprising ending.
Grable and Mature star in this entertaining mystery about a beautiful young girl who is murdered. The chief suspect is the promoter working to make her a star. A clever plot twist at the end makes this all the better. The film was remade in 1953 as VICKI.
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