MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,605 this week

Assigned to Danger (1948)

Approved  |   |  Film-Noir, Crime, Drama  |  19 May 1948 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 48 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Insurance investigator Dan Sullivan is forced to pose as a doctor while investigating a huge payroll robbery.

Director:

(as Oscar Boetticher)

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 484 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 891 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
list image
R7
a list of 40 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 303 titles
created 16 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Assigned to Danger (1948)

Assigned to Danger (1948) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Assigned to Danger.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bury Me Dead (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Barbara Carlin attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband, Rod Carlin, had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus
Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, June Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont
Railroaded! (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Gringo miner Gallager is caught up in the Mexican revolution of 1910-11 when corrupt administrator Ruiz appropriates his mine. Gallager saves the life of guerilla leader Raquel, then finds ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Van Heflin, Julie Adams, Abbe Lane
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A newly married woman begins to suspect that her husband is a killer. Even worse, she soon comes to believe that she will be his next victim.

Director: Richard Whorf
Stars: John Hodiak, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A falling-out between thieves over the proceeds of a stickup results in several killings and a priest being marked for murder because of a confession he heard from one of the gang members.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Sydney Chaplin, Audrey Dalton, Jefferson Clifford
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After stealing a gangster's money and his girlfriend, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: James Mason, Märta Torén, Dan Duryea
Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter
Escapade (1955)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

It concerns a pacifist husband who is so involved in his "causes" he totally neglects his wife and two sons. The wife, ready to leave her husband, finds the schoolmaster knocking on their ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell, Alastair Sim
Pickup (1951)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas
Stars: Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels, Allan Nixon
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Roddy McDowall, Damian O'Flynn, Lyn Thomas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Gene Raymond ...
Noreen Nash ...
Robert Bice ...
Frankie Mantell (as Bob Bice)
...
Mary Meade ...
Evie
Ralf Harolde ...
Matty Farmer
Jack Overman ...
Biggie Kritz
Gene Evans ...
Joey
Edit

Storyline

A gang of ex-convicts pull and holdup in an office building and the night-watchman is killed. The leader of the gang is wounded and they take refuge in a lodge belonging to the leader's wife. An insurance investigator registers at the lodge, posing as a doctor, and he is forced to operate on the wounded gang-leader. He recovers but is later murdered by a deaf-mute that works at the lodge. In the gunfight that follows, the investigator and the slain man's wife succeed in capturing the gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Film-Noir | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sentenciado a muerte  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gene Raymond, insurance investigator, poses as a doctor to locate a gang of thieves
20 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Budd Boetticher working as Oscar directed this tight film noir running 66 minutes. The gang of thieves is realistic and not cookie cutter. There is the leader who is wounded but threatening. There is cold-blooded Ralf Harolde. There is a mercurial brute, one minute joking, the next minute demanding and sadistic. There is Martin Kosleck, very nervous and excitable and worried.

Gene Raymond, following a lead, has shown up at a lodge run by the gang leader's unhappy wife, Noreen Nash, who has found she made a bad match. He's mistaken for a doctor and uses that cover. The gang shows up and he follows through posing as doctor. Meanwhile he's fallen for Noreen.

There is one other grotesque in the cast, and that's the tall and hulking Gene Evans. Devoted to Noreen, he never speaks. He's made up with a continuous eyebrow, making him look a bit like a Frankenstein in a bulky wool sweater.

Raymond has a ticklish scene in which he must remove a bullet from the wounded man's shoulder. The gang squabbles, mortally. The sheriff shows up unexpectedly. The gang decides it must leave. Evans takes an unexpected initiative. Whew! The pressure is on Gene Raymond and Noreen.

Most of the story is inside the lodge in this low-budget entry. Most of it is character development and interactions in a tense manner.

The movie is probably a 6, but I'm noir-biased and this one is rare, so I give it a 7. I got it only through a trade, and the print is good, not great, but not even close to bad.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Assigned to Danger (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?