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Dangerously They Live (1941)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  24 December 1941 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nancy Coleman ...
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Dr. Ingersoll
Lee Patrick ...
Nurse Johnson
Moroni Olsen ...
Mr. Goodwin
Esther Dale ...
Dawson
John Ridgely ...
John
Christian Rub ...
Steiner
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Jarvis
Ben Welden ...
Eddie
Cliff Clark ...
John Dill
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Dr. Murdock
Arthur Aylesworth ...
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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HE'S TALKING TO THE GESTAPO IN THE ONLY LANGUAGE THEY KNOW! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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Passed | See all certifications »
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24 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alarme no Atlântico  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several performers in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were, with their character names, Glen Cavender (Tobacconist), Adolph Milar (Storekeeper) and Spec O'Donnell (Usher). 'Matthew Boulton' is credited onscreen as "Capt. Hunter", but he was also not seen. See more »

Goofs

When the bombers are attacking the U-boats, one shot shows the interior of a bomb bay and the release of the weapons. Just before the brief shot ends, one straggling bomb is shown dropping down a bit but hangs up in the bomb bay. 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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Sporadically They Amuse
6 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a "spies among us" movie of World War ii with a fairly outrageous plot concerning a woman played by Nancey Coleman who may or may not be an amnesia victim who comes under the care of a young intern, John Garfield. She's been in a rather grisly taxi wreck. She has no cuts, bruises apparent, but can't remember who she is. Moroni Olsen shows up and claims to be her Father. Whenever Moroni Olsen appears in a film, you can be sure something is up. Raymond Massey is called in as a suspiciously too affable specialist. There are Nazis at work here. We know because when we are in their clubhouse behind a delicatessen, there are swastikas on the wall. Usually a dead give-away. There is a creepy mansion with a creepy staff and the butler wears a pistol under his frock coat. Robert Florey, a French director, who was never quite given his due in the studio days adds some European touches here and there, including a funny shot of a dead body rising on a silent butler. Mr. Florey does menace well.


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