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Highly Dangerous (1950)

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A British lady entomologist travels to a Balkan country to look into germ warfare trials using various bugs as carriers.

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Complete credited cast:
Margaret Lockwood ...
Frances Gray
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Bill Casey
Marius Goring ...
Commandant Anton Razinski
Naunton Wayne ...
Mr. Hedgerley
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Mr. Luke, British consul (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Eugene Deckers ...
Alf, the 'contact'
Olaf Pooley ...
Detective-Interrogator
Gladys Henson ...
Attendant
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Priest
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Lab Director Owens
George Benson ...
Sandwich Stand Customer
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Joe, the bartender
John Horsley ...
Customs Officer
Patric Doonan ...
Customs Man
Joan Haythorne ...
Judy
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When British Intelligence discovers that an Iron Curtian country is developing insects as weapons they persuade eminent entomologist Frances Gray to get into the country to collect some specimens. On arrival her cover is almost immediately blown and her contact murdered. The future looks grim for her and also perhaps for the world. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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12 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Armas secretas  »

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Great Escapism from the Lovely Miss Lockwood
28 May 2008 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Many of the other reviews refer to the thin and unbelievable plot and casting. I beg to differ. 90% of modern films are pure unbelievable west coast Amertican dross, just think of the fare from Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and all the high school, college, so called coming of age movies awash with those stupid Californian accents, etc, etc, etc.

This is a British B/W film of the early 50s and has the benefit of Margaret Lockwood playing against type in a plot line which holds up well, it is a movie after all, escapism, and perfectly encapsulates the early post war, cold war fears and demons of the time, played in a gentle tongue in cheek way by the cast and director.

I enjoyed it immensely, and so will you. Give it a go, far superior to most modern movies.


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