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I Wake Up Screaming (1941) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and produced by Milton Sperling.

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FAVOURITE MOVIES: I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

on Feb 17, 2020 From Caftan Woman

I first saw I Wake Up Screaming in my teen years thanks to TV Ontario's Saturday Night at the Movies. I have vivid memories of my reaction to the story, the characters, and its glorious shadows. I was enthralled and wondered if there were more movies like it. The screenplay is by Dwight Taylo... Read full article


I Wake up Screaming (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 1, 2015 From 4 Star Films

So the title doesn’t have a bearing on much of anything, but who cares? It sets the tone brilliantly for this wickedly twisted noir. The film opens like other films, after the death of a beautiful young women. Two people are getting grilled in adjoining rooms. Frankie Christopher (Victor Matur... Read full article


I Wake up Screaming (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 1, 2015 From 4 Star Films

So the title doesn’t have a bearing on much of anything, but who cares? It sets the tone brilliantly for this wickedly twisted noir. The film opens like other films, after the death of a beautiful young woman. Two people are getting grilled in adjoining rooms. Frankie Christopher (Victor Matur... Read full article


I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

By Beatrice on Jun 23, 2014 From Flickers in Time

I Wake Up Screaming Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone Written by Dwight Taylor from a novel by Steve Fisher 1941/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Larry Evans: No, but the rest of it isn’t on the menu. Vicky Lynn: You couldn’t afford it if it was. ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: I WAKE UP SCREAMING (1941)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 13, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Betty Grable is not an actress one normally associates with film noir, but she makes an unusual foray into Dark City in H. Bruce Humberstone's 1941 picture for Fox, I Wake Up Screaming. Nobody ever actually does wake up screaming in the movie, and the ill-chosen title is not the only weakness in evi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ed Cornell: I'll follow you into your grave. I'll write my name on your tombstone.


Jill Lynn: What's the good of living without hope?
Ed Cornell: It can be done.


Jill Lynn: The trouble with you is you pretend you don't care about things, but you do.


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Two famous melodies are heard in the Cyril J. Mockridge background score: "Over the Rainbow" (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics, not sung here, by E.Y. Harburg) from The Wizard of Oz, and Alfred Newman's theme from Street Scene.
Immediately before shooting, a bottle of silver nitrate was accidentally spilled onto Carole Landis' lips by her dentist. As a result, her lips were blue for more than three weeks, posing an added challenge for the makeup crew.
"Daddy" (music and lyrics by Bobby Troup), plugged by Betty Grable in a store's music department, was cut from the film so that Twentieth Century-Fox could showcase Miss Grable in a fully dramatic role. The shooting script had Betty working as a stenographer instead of plugging songs. As her sole musical moment, Miss Grable hummed a bit of the Tchaikovsky-based ballad, "The Things I Love" (music and lyrics by Harold Barlow and Lewis Harris), during a car ride with Victor Mature and Carole Landis. Most of the ditty would be sung by Miss Landis later in the movie. Footage of Miss Grable performing "Daddy" still exists.
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