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Although a few character names and minor details are different, Vicki is a fairly faithful remake of the 1941 murder melodrama [[Feature~V24148~I Wake Up Screaming~iwakeupscreaming]]. The title character, Vicki Lynn, played by [[Performer~P56278~Jean Peters~jeanpeters]], is a waitress who is transformed into a top fashion model by press agent Steve Christopher ([[Performer~P59441~Elliot Reid~elliottreid]]). When Vicki is murdered, psychotic detective Ed Cornell ([[Performer~P7360~Richard Boone~richardboone]]) tries to pin the blame on Christopher. In fact, Cornell knows who the real killer is, but he was so desperately (and hopelessly) in love with the dead girl that he intends to railroad Christopher into the electric chair. With the help of Vicki's sister ([[Performer~P15581~Jeanne Crain~jeannecrain]]), Christopher tracks down the genuine culprit and exposes Cornell for the nutcase that he is. Featured in the cast is future TV producer [[Performer~P112276~Aaron Spelling~aaronspelling]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jeanne Crain
as Jill Lynn
Jean Peters
as Vicki Lynn
Elliott Reid
as Steve Christopher
Richard Boone
as Lt. Ed Cornell
Casey Adams
as Larry Evans
Alex D'Arcy
as Robin Ray
Carl Betz
as Det. McDonald
Aaron Spelling
as Harry Williams
Roy Engel
as First Detective
Parley Baer
as Second Detective
Stuart Randall
as Third Detective
Russ Conway
as Detective
Jack Gargan
as Detective
Frank Gerstle
as Detective
Billy Nelson
as Wino
John Dehner
as Captain Donald, "Chief"
Richard Garland
as Reporter
Ramsay Ames
as Cafe Photographer
Frank Fenton
as Eric
Helene Hayden
as Connie
Harry Seymour
as Bartender
Irene Seidner
as Cleaning woman
Robert Adler
as Policeman
Charles Wagenheim
as Seedy man
Al Hill
as Bum
Ron Hargrave
as Boy
Harry Carter
as Policeman
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
as Man
Jerry Sheldon
Burt Mustin
as Bellboy
Chet Brandenburg
as Milkman
Kenneth Gibson
as Man
Paul Kruger
as Policeman

Crew

Harry Horner
Director
Dwight Taylor
Screenwriter
Leo Townsend
Screenwriter
Milton Krasner
Cinematographer
Max Showalter
Songwriter
Leigh Harline
Composer (Music Score)
Lionel Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ken Darby
Songwriter
Dorothy Spencer
Editor
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Renie
Costume Designer
Charles LeMaire
Costume Designer
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