Danger Signal (1945)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  14 March 1947 (Finland)
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A very romantic murderer has plans to seduce, marry and kill a beautiful woman for her wealth, but finds her younger sister to be even better prey.



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Complete credited cast:
Zachary Scott ...
Bunkie Taylor (as Dick Erdman)
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Dr. Jane Silla
Dr. Andrew Lang
Mona Freeman ...
John Ridgely ...
Thomas Turner
Mary Servoss ...
Mrs. Fenchurch
Virginia Sale ...
Mrs. Crockett


Smooth-talker Ronnie Mason earns his living by murdering lonely women for their inheritances. On the run, Ronnie poses as a disabled war vet and takes a room at the Fenchurch home. He at first courts elder daughter Hilda, but changes his plans after meeting her younger, prettier--and richer--sister. Hilda discovers Ronnie's scheme, but can she act before her sister becomes his next victim? Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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High Explosive! HANDS OFF! She loves hard...She hates hard...She lives hard! She's the danger dame the boys couldn't tame!


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Release Date:

14 March 1947 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Delitti senza sangue  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The pin Ronnie steals off another man's coat on the bus at the beginning of the film is the Honorable Service Lapel Button. It was awarded to honorably discharged veterans of World War II. It is also nicknamed the "Ruptured Duck". See more »


When Bruce Bennett is driving from the police, the initial shot of the police car is a right hand drive car. The following shots show the police driver is on the left hand side. See more »


Hilda Fenchurch: Funny how rich we are all, when we stop thinking about it : look at all that sky and ocean, that's ours too !
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Referenced in Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) See more »


It Had to Be You
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Faye Emerson
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Not bad,except for the ending
13 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I won't summarize the plot,as several others have done this already. Just two things: Yes,the ending seemed tacked on,like the writer couldn't think of a way to end the picture and just threw this together at the last minute. The other thing is that several posters are under the impression that Zachary Scott did Mildred Pierce first. No,this film came first,two years before Mildred Pierce,in fact. The Monty Berrigon character Scott played in that film is almost a carbon copy of the guy in this film,not the other way around. In fact,I wonder why Scott would agree to play the MP character since it was so close to this one. Maybe he wanted to work with Joan Crawford or maybe ,under the terms of his contract, he had to play anything they told him to. At any rate,he played these sleazy scoundrels well

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