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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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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
Roland Drew ...
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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Bad boy Garfield does his good deed for Uncle Sam as he joins the undercover army blasting enemy agents into the open! (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

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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Not Worthy Of Its Subject Matter
11 April 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Alfred Hitchcok is not my favorite director by any means but imagine what he could have done with this! The plot holds much potential for suspense. John Garfield is as almost always excellent and Raymond Massey is scarily cast against type. Nancy Coleman is not a very impressive leading lady but the supporting cast is large and very capable.

Yes it starts to sag fairly early. There are too many coincidences. And an important subject is trivialized by its being made into little more, in the end, than a love story.

It's fun to watch for Garfield, Massey, and the character performers. But it's not awfully good.


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