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Dangerously They Live (1941)

Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts ... See full summary »

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Dr. Ingersoll
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Nurse Johnson
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Mr. Goodwin
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Dawson
John Ridgely ...
John
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Steiner
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Jarvis
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Eddie
Cliff Clark ...
John Dill
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Dr. Murdock
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Gate Keeper
John Harmon ...
George, Taxi Driver
Matthew Boulton ...
Capt. Hunter (scenes deleted)
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Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts to convince the authorities of a secret German U-boat fleet waiting off the American coast. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Americas's most dangerous behind-the-lines enemy! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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24 December 1941 (USA)  »

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Alarme no Atlântico  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut for Nancy Coleman. See more »

Goofs

Gavin Muir is credited onscreen as "Capt. Strong", but he is called "Hunter" and "Captain Hunter". 'Matthew Boulton' is credited onscreen as "Capt. Hunter" but was not in the print. See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie
Played on the radio while Lewis is held hostage at Steiner's Delicatessen
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Unworthy of Garfield and Massey...little more than a potboiler...
18 September 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

You can skip this one unless you're determined to see every Warner Bros. movie about spies and Nazis that the studio ever made. That's about the only reason for sitting through this turkey, despite a cast that includes such stalwarts as JOHN GARFIELD, RAYMOND MASSEY and NANCY COLEMAN, all of whom must have wished they were not floundering in a weak script.

Garfield looks and acts like a hood, but he's supposed to be a respectable doctor taking care of a patient who claims to have amnesia. (The amnesia theme got quite a workout throughout the '40s as a convenient plot device). But here it turns out that the woman patient (Coleman) is only pretending to have amnesia because some Nazi spies are hot on her trail.

When Garfield allows her to be taken to a private sanitarium where she will be taken care of by the seemingly helpful Raymond Massey, he soon discovers that the house she is sheltered in is really a place for her to be kept prisoner until she divulges some wartime secrets.

There's a little suspense in all of this, but none of the performers seem to be in top form and Garfield seems ill at ease in his doctor role.

Summing up: Not quality stuff. Has all the earmarks of a quickly produced potboiler.


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