Cornel Wilde – Storm Fear (1955)

After being wounded by a bullet, bank robber Charlie Blake seeks shelter with his gang at his brother’s mountain retreat. There he rekindles his romance with his brother’s wife and reconnects with the boy he believes is his son.

The New York Times Dec 17, 1955:
“STORM FEAR,” which came to the Palace yesterday, was produced by Cornel Wilde, directed by Cornel Wilde and stars Cornel Wilde.Consequently, Mr. Wilde is in there pitching hard. He has a nice fast ball but somewhere along the way it loses its zing.In this melodrama, Charlie (Mr. Wilde) is a robber who comes to his sick brother’s (Dan Duryea) mountain retreat just after withdrawing some $85,000 from a bank. With him are his partners in crime—Steven Hill and a blonde and be-minked Lee Grant. Miss Grant plays an unladylike lady who, among other things, pours whiskey into milk. “I just can’t drink my milk straight,” she explains.The trio intends to leave the next morning but a storm changes their plans. Eventually they’re forced to attempt a hasty escape through the snow-covered mountains.These uninvited guests, of course, aren’t greeted enthusiastically by Mr. Duryea and Jean Wallace, as his wife, The couple’s 12-year-old son, however, worships Uncle Charlie. “Uncle Charlie,” he says, “just doesn’t seem like a bank robber to me.” That seems to be the trouble with Uncle Charlie or Mr. Wilde. He seems more like a bank executive than a bank robber.At times, “Storm Fear” is skillfull and intriguing. Perhaps Mr. Wilde, the producer, should have been a nice guy and suggest to Mr. Wilde, the director, that Mr. Wilde, the actor, doesn’t come across as a heel.

2.27GB | 1 h 28 min | 854×462 | mkv


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