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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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Once only will leave you just about satisfied ?.
27 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well the plot entails that an Iron Curtain country is developing insects to use as weapons should the need arise. The British Intelligence Division enlists sweet entomologist Frances Gray to meet up with an agent over the boarder and thus bring back some samples. However things don't go according to plan, and she's forced to rely on the help of newspaper writer Bill Casey to not only get the samples, but to escape the country alive!.

The premise, tho oddly appealing, isn't executed with any great conviction. Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark and Marius Goring are not bad exactly, in fact Clark steals the picture, they just work in motion with the staid nature of the script, and sadly it's one of those films that one cheers when the ending comes, but not as a high point in the picture, more out of relief that it's over. In the films favour is that it is at least offering something different in the British spy caper genre, and the last quarter does contain enough drama to have made it worth your while, but only just mind. 4/10


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