Cry of the Werewolf (1944)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Henry Levin.

Plot Summary

Celeste has been raised by gypsies and learns in adulthood that she inherited a curse from her real mother – that she will become a wolf at the time of the full moon.


Directed by: Henry Levin
Copyright MCMXLIV by Columbia Pictures Corp
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: Wallace Macdonald
Screen Play by: Griffin Jay, Charles O'Neal
Story by: Griffin Jay
Director of Photography: L.W. O'Connell
Film Editor: Reg Browne
Musical Director: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Art Direction: Lionel Banks, George Brooks

Nina Foch (Celeste)
Stephen Crane (Bob Morris)
Osa Massen (Elsa Chauvet)
Blanche Yurka (Bianca)
Barton Maclane (Lt Barry Lane)

Alternative Titles

To eglima mias tsiganas – Greece
La fille du loup-garou – France
La gitana loba – Mexico
O Uivo da Fera – Portugal
O Uivo do Lobisomem – Brazil

See also
Cat People (1942)
The Wolf Man (1941)

Extracts included in
Wolfman Chronicles (1991)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.8 p.42
  • Kine Weekly no.1972 (1 February 1945 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.156 no.8 (19 August 1944) – credits, review
  • New York Motion Picture Critics Reviews vol.1 no.15 (21 August 1944) p.274 – reviews


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.84 – credits, review
  • The Columbia Checklist: The Feature Films, Cartoons, Serials and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures, 1922-1988 by Len D. Martin p.70 – credits
  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.49-51 – illustrated credits
  • Fear Itself: Horror on Screen and in Reality During the Depression and World War II by Melvin E. Matthews Jr pp.133
  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.100-101
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis pp.100-101 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.100 – credits
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.217 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.81 – credits
  • The Werewolf Filmography by Bryan Senn p.57-59 – credits, review