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Where Danger Lives (1950)

Not Rated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 14 July 1950 (USA)
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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Dr. Jeff Cameron
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Margo Lannington
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Julie Dorn
Charles Kemper ...
Police Chief
Ralph Dumke ...
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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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 in a penthouse and dangerous in a bordertown dive! See more »


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White Rose for Julie  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After Robert Mitchum' s marijuana bust, Republican Pictures gave him work starring in several low-budget film noirs until the bad p.r. blew over. It did not seem to negatively affect his image, and might have helped it. See more »

Quotes

Margo Lannington: Poverty's sordid!
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Featured in Where Danger Lives: White Rose for Julie (2007) See more »

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I'm Living in a Great Big Way
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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She's A Maniac, Maniac....
2 June 2010 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

I'm a noir fan but I never even heard of this picture until I bought the DVD noir collection it came in. As a result I wasn't expecting much and so I wasn't disappointed. It is a pretty pedestrian film which borders on tedious too often, and is more of a psychological melodrama rather than a straightforward film noir.

I always liked Robert Mitchum but he's trapped in a thankless part here

  • It's very unlike him to be buffaloed by a pretty skirt and his


persona never lent itself to roles as cerebral as a doctor. He was, of course, a man of action and seems out of his element in this picture. I don't agree with those reviewers who hammered Faith Domergue - I thought she played her part well and I can't think of anyone who could have milked it any better than she did. A little more of Claude Rains could have helped matters but he got killed off in his only scene early on.

No telling what this movie was when first released - a weak 'A' or a better-than-average 'B'- but, as is, it's a passable effort by a director who has some pretty good films to his credit. I liked "Alias Nick Beal" and "The Big Clock", speaking for myself. It's just that this one could have been so much better.

All in all, it's worth a look but is not an important film or a noteworthy entry in Mitchums' career.


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