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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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Dr. Michael 'Mike' Lewis
Nancy Coleman ...
Jane Graystone
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Dr. Ingersoll
Lee Patrick ...
Head Nurse Johnson
Moroni Olsen ...
Mr. John Goodwin
Esther Dale ...
Dawson, Goodwin's Housekeeper
John Ridgely ...
John, Nazi Henchman
Christian Rub ...
Mr. Steiner
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Jarvis, Goodwin's Butler
Ben Welden ...
Eddie, Nazi Henchman
Cliff Clark ...
Sheriff John Dill
Roland Drew ...
Dr. Murdock
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Gate Keeper
John Harmon ...
George, Taxi Driver
Matthew Boulton ...
Captain 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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secret | spy | escape | truth serum | torture | See more »

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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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24 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alarme no Atl├óntico  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Music by Maceo Pinkard
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Remember Tomorrow
9 April 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Working for a British group, pretty Nancy Coleman (as Jane) is kidnapped in a New York cab. An unexpected car accident lands her in the temporary safety of a hospital, under the care of unlikely intern John Garfield (as Michael "Mike" Lewis). Mr. Garfield wants to investigate Ms. Goodman because he's interested in amnesia cases. Garfield becomes even more intrigued when Coleman tells him she's not really forgetful, but being pursued by Nazi spies. Coleman doesn't want to go home with the man claiming to be her father, but he produces family pictures proving she's her daughter.

Psychic amnesia expert, and former Garfield professor, Raymond Massey (as Ingersoll) is hired as head shrink, by the wealthy Goodwin family. They have trouble getting "daughter" Coleman to return home, so Mr. Massey suggests Garfield come along as in-house physician. Garfield thinks their mansion is beautiful, but Coleman says it's a "concentration camp." It's really too bad "Dangerously They Live" makes it clear who the bad guys are, because this picture had greater potential.

Marion Parsonnet's story should have received a better treatment. It has a Hitchcockian sensibilities, but squanders much suspense potential. Imagine, for instance, a little re-writing and re-editing to make the moment Garfield receives the "Get the girl out of here - she is in grave danger" note the moment you KNOW, for sure, who is telling the truth. And, it would have been easy to adjust Garfield's "intern" character (and wardrobe) to more flatter the actor. He does as well as possible with the assignment, however. Robert Florey's direction, Coleman's debut performance, and Massey are impressive.

******* Dangerously They Live (12/24/41) Robert Florey ~ John Garfield, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey, Moroni Olsen


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