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Where Danger Lives (1950)

Not Rated  |   |  Film-Noir, Thriller  |  14 July 1950 (USA)
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A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border.

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Cast

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Jeff Cameron
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Margo
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Mr. Lannington
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Julie
Charles Kemper ...
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Klauber
Billy House ...
Mr. Bogardus
Harry Shannon ...
Dr. Maynard
Philip Van Zandt ...
Milo DeLong
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Dr. Mullenbach
Lillian West ...
Mrs. Bogardus
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Storyline

One night at the hospital, young doctor Jeff Cameron meets Margo, who's brought in after a suicide attempt. He quickly falls for her and they become romantically involved, but it turns out that Margo is married. At a confrontation, Margo's husband is killed and Jeff and Margo flee. Heading for Mexico, they try to outrun the law. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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She's tempting to look at - dangerous to know! See more »


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White Rose for Julie  »

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The name of Maureen O'Sullivan's character is "Julie Dorn". "Dorn" was the original stage name of leading lady Faith Domergue. See more »

Quotes

Frederick Lannington: If you take her, it's a long road! There's no turning back!
Margo Lannington: Oh, Jeff, take me away now!
Frederick Lannington: 'Now' can be a long time, Dr. Cameron, but time passes, and then there's the end of the line!
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There's Nothing Else To Do in Ma-La-Ka-Mo-Ka-Lu
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Written by Cliff Friend and Sidney D. Mitchell
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Fine Acting, Great Cinematography
5 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. Faith Domergue is perfect as the scheming psychotic femme fatale. Claude Rains is excellent as her suave, slimy husband. And Robert Mitchum once again demonstrates his star quality as Domergue's dazed and confused lover, tumbling downstairs in his own stunt and staggering like a flesh-eating zombie toward the inevitable denouement at the Mexican border.

The movie starts slowly with Mitchum strutting his stuff as a doctor in a hospital. Then things get deliciously complicated when he falls for a beautiful, edgy, and manipulative patient (Domergue), who pulls him into her vicious web of intrigue and deception. There is a convincing fight scene with Rains, which leaves Mitchum seriously concussed and at the mercy of Domergue, who persuades him to flee with her to Mexico. Of course, you know they will never get there and the rest of the film follows them as they make their way through the various obstacles.

The Warner Classic Collection print was pristine with superb cinematography, lingering close-ups of the stars, and generally top-notch production. There are a lot of nice plot twists and I look forward to watching it again.


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