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Dangerous Partners (1945)

Approved | | Adventure, Mystery | 7 June 1945 (USA)
After surviving a plane crash, a couple tries to find out why one of the passengers was carrying four wills for a million dollars, with each one naming him as the beneficiary.

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Lili Roegan
Mabel Paige ...
Marie Drumman
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Clyde Ballister
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Jonathan Drumman
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Miles Kempen
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After surviving a plane crash, a couple tries to find out why one of the passengers was carrying four wills for a million dollars, with each one naming him as the beneficiary. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 13 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Tuesday 19 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) ; its San Francisco television premiere took place 9 April 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); in New York City its earliest documented airing was 25 July 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Convoluted B picture
30 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I confess to having a hard time following "Dangerous Partners," a strange little B movie starring James Craig, Signe Hasso, and Edmund Gwenn, with a short appearance by Audrey Totter. Part of the problem for me was that the plot seemed to have no context. The film begins with the survivors of a plane crash, and two people trying to get inside a man's briefcase. It was like coming in at the middle, and I spent the rest of the time trying to figure out who was who trying to do what to whom and why. By the time I had it all straight, it didn't seem worth it.

Anyway, the plot concerns four wills, each of which leave $1 million to the same man. People go around reciting a menu backwards, which is some sort of code for, you're one of us. A lawyer for one of the four who winds up dead joins forces with a woman interested in intercepting the millions, Hasso.

Signe Hasso was an excellent actress who for some reason never rose above B movie leads or small parts in A films, and it's really a shame. Throughout her 65-year career, she consistently handed in good performances. Everything about her was interesting - her look, her voice, and her characterizations. Hollywood possibly didn't know what to do with her.


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