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The Boy Cried Murder (1966)

A young boy with a penchant for spinning elaborate yarns gets himself in deep trouble when he tries to tell people that he really did witness a terrible murder.

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Robin Estridge (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (story)
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Cast overview:
Fraser MacIntosh Fraser MacIntosh ... Jonathan Durrant (as Fraser "Fiz" MacIntish)
Veronica Hurst Veronica Hurst ... Clare Durrant
Phil Brown ... Tom Durrant
Tim Barrett Tim Barrett ... Mike
Beba Loncar ... Susie
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Mrs. Wetherall (as Anita Bolster)
Edward Steel Edward Steel ... Col. Wetherall
Sonja Hlebs Sonja Hlebs ... Marianne
Alex MacIntosh Alex MacIntosh ... Sergeant
Vuka Dundjerovic Vuka Dundjerovic ... Mrs. Bosnic
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A young boy with a penchant for spinning elaborate yarns gets himself in deep trouble when he tries to tell people that he really did witness a terrible murder.

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Only the killer believes him! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK | West Germany | Yugoslavia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Decak vikao ubistvo See more »

Filming Locations:

Budva, Montenegro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Version of Cloak & Dagger (1984) See more »

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Lively Thriller, Pretty To Look At, Too
13 August 2005 | by telegonusSee all my reviews

The Boy Cried Murder is far from a great film, but it's well made and very nicely photographed on the Adriatic coast. The color and locale make the film pleasant to look at, unusual for this type of picture. Basically an adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich story that was also the basis for the 1949 American film, The Window, this later version is far more pleasing visually if not so well acted. The plot centers around a boy known for telling tales tales who, when he witnesses an actual murder, can't get anyone to believe him. If one doesn't have a fondness for cat and mouse stories this one won't work at all. There are many ancillary pleasures in the movie, not the least of which is Veronica Hurst as the boy's mother, and quite a hottie in her day. Interestingly, the movie was directed by George Breakston, who was himself once a child actor, and so it's no surprise that he manages to get a reasonable performance from Fraser McIntosh as the eponymous boy.


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