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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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Nancy Coleman ...
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Dr. Ingersoll
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Nurse Johnson
Moroni Olsen ...
Mr. Goodwin
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Dawson
John Ridgely ...
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Christian Rub ...
Steiner
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Jarvis
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Eddie
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John Dill
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Dr. Murdock
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Gate Keeper
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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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Passed | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Whilst the bombers are attacking the German submarines, they change from single engine and twin engine aircraft. Not only is this a continuity error, but single engine warplanes did not at the time have the range to attack German submarines in the Atlantic Ocean. 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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A sadly neglected film in the world of today
13 April 2010 | by (New York, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I was very pleased to finally see this film again after many years. I can never understand why other people complain about the storyline or some of the individual actors in the film or any other irrelevant aspect of the film without properly recognizing its significance. This film was released in 1941 at a time when world peace was being seriously threatened by some of the most evil forces then known to mankind. It was a means of conveying to as many as possible the evils of Nazism at a time when people in America were arguing, loudly by the way, that the country should remain neutral as far as the rest of the world was concerned. How people can, today, quibble about the acting abilities or weaknesses of the story line is beyond me. This was 1941 and films such as this were designed, first and foremost, to make the then-current world situation a reality for those people who didn't seem to know, or even care, about what was happening around them. In that respect, it succeeds magnificently. And how ironic that it should star John Garfield who was so hounded by the treacherous McCarthy era that he died at the unforgivable age of 39!!! Nancy Coleman, who later became the mother of twins, lived across the street from me for many years. One might, perhaps, want to think about just where our world would be today if not for the efforts of all those responsible for this unappreciated film from 1941.


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