Vicki (film)

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Vicki

Theatrical release lobby card
Directed byHarry Horner
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Written byStory:
Steve Fisher
Screenplay:
Dwight Taylor
Leo Townsend
StarringJeanne Crain
Jean Peters
Elliott Reid
Richard Boone
Music byLeigh Harline
CinematographyMilton R. Krasner
Editing byDorothy Spencer
Distributed by20th Century-Fox
Release date(s)September 7, 1953 (U.S.)
Running time85 minutes
LanguageEnglish
Budget$560,000[1]
 
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Vicki

Theatrical release lobby card
Directed byHarry Horner
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Written byStory:
Steve Fisher
Screenplay:
Dwight Taylor
Leo Townsend
StarringJeanne Crain
Jean Peters
Elliott Reid
Richard Boone
Music byLeigh Harline
CinematographyMilton R. Krasner
Editing byDorothy Spencer
Distributed by20th Century-Fox
Release date(s)September 7, 1953 (U.S.)
Running time85 minutes
LanguageEnglish
Budget$560,000[1]

Vicki (1953) is a film noir directed by Harry Horner and based on the novel I Wake Up Screaming, written by Steve Fisher.[2] The picture is a remake of the 1941 film I Wake Up Screaming also released by 20th Century Fox.

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Plot

Vicki Lynn (Jean Peters) is a waitress who is transformed into a fashion model by press agent Steve Christopher (Elliott Reid). When Vicki is murdered, detective Ed Cornell (Richard Boone) tries to blame the crime on Christopher.

In fact, the cop knows who the real killer is, but he is so hopelessly in love with the dead girl that he intends to railroad an innocent man to the electric chair. With the help of Vicki's sister Jill (Jeanne Crain), Christopher tracks down the real killer and exposes the crooked cop Cornell.

Cast

Remake

Vicki was a remake of the 1941 film I Wake Up Screaming starring Betty Grable, Victor Mature, and Carole Landis.

See also

References

  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p248
  2. ^ Vicki at the Internet Movie Database.

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