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The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970)

Emile Pulska is visiting his old friend Abe Stillman. During the visit they are attacked and Emile is struck senseless. When he wakes up he is told that Abe is dead, dead by natural causes,... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

Luther Davis (teleplay), Arnold Horwitt (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward G. Robinson ... Emile Pulska
Martin Balsam ... Stanley Pulska
Diane Baker ... Peggy Pulska
Ruth Roman ... Lois
Percy Rodrigues ... Frank Jones
Sam Jaffe ... Abe Stillman
Edward Asner ... Dr. Morheim
Martin E. Brooks ... Hudson F. Ewing
Paul Picerni ... Det. Green
Robert Yuro Robert Yuro ... Det. Seroly
William Elliott ... Carl (as Bill Elliott)
James A. Watson Jr. ... Leon
Naomi Stevens ... Mrs. Raspili
Virginia Christine ... Miss Cummings
Jay C. Flippen ... Pawnbroker (as J.C. Flippen)
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Emile Pulska is visiting his old friend Abe Stillman. During the visit they are attacked and Emile is struck senseless. When he wakes up he is told that Abe is dead, dead by natural causes, the doctors tell him. When Emile insists that they were attacked, his relatives try to give him psychiatric help. Emile decides to try to find the killers himself, but someone is watching his every step... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme qui crait au loup See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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10 February 2017 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Edward G. (Emile) is an old codger going about friendly business as he drops by to say "Hi" to fellow old codger Sam Jaffe (Abe). Well, someone doesn't like Jaffe too much, turns up and puts an end to Jaffe and his life journey. Eddie G. is a witness so takes a blow as well but he survives. When he awakes, his pal is dead and there is a network of witnesses who remember things differently. We, as the audience, know that he is telling the truth surrounding the demise of his friend. Can he get his message across?

This is the 70's so, thankfully, the restrictive film legislative codes have been lifted and evil can now triumph. The soundtrack is cool in a nostalgic way and the film ends memorably. I have to admit to being disappointed but it is definitely not the note expected. That's what makes it memorable and that's the dilemma..

The film leads us through the movements of an old guy being chased which gets annoying because guess what…… he falls over….Eeeurgh!.... Corny…..!! But this might just save the old guy. There isn't much more to understand or follow up in terms of character study. There are good guys and there are bad guys. We just go with the Eddie G flow.


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