The Old Man Who Cried Wolf

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The Old Man Who Cried Wolf is a 1970 American television thriller film that aired on ABC and was directed by Walter Grauman. It stars Edward G. Robinson, Martin Balsam and Diane Baker. [1]


Robinson portrays an elderly man who witnesses the murder of a friend.


Robinson described it as "a most rewarding experience, one which I thoroughly enjoyed".[2]


The film was very well received by critics. Robinson's performance was critically acclaimed and was suggested for awards.[3]

The Hollywood Reporter called Robinson's performance "strong and moving".[2]

The Los Angeles Times said Robinson's performance was "filled with skill and nuance" but the film "broke your heart by being a cop out of what it might have been."[4]


  1. ^ Comedy, drama and touch of suspense provide some 'moments' for the viewer Los Angeles Times 11 Oct 1970: p54.
  2. ^ a b Beck, Robert (2 September 2008). The Edward G. Robinson Encyclopedia. McFarland. p. 236. ISBN 978-1-4766-0666-8. 
  3. ^ Parish, James Robert; Marill, Alvin H. (1972). The Cinema of Edward G. Robinson. A. S. Barnes. p. 56, 263. ISBN 978-0-498-07875-0. 
  4. ^ TV REVIEW: Edward G. Robinson Featured in 'Wolf' Los Angeles Times 14 Oct 1970: e19.