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Director:
Writers:
Charles Bennett (screenplay)
Leo Rosten (story)
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Release Date:
14 July 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's tempting to look at - dangerous to know! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good Mitchum, unconvincing Domergue...wasted O'Sullivan... See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Jeff Cameron

Faith Domergue ... Margo

Claude Rains ... Mr. Lannington

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Julie
Charles Kemper ... Police Chief
Ralph Dumke ... Klauber
Billy House ... Mr. Bogardus
Harry Shannon ... Dr. Maynard
Philip Van Zandt ... Milo DeLong

Jack Kelly ... Dr. Mullenbach
Lillian West ... Mrs. Bogardus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Nurse Clerk (uncredited)
Philip Ahlm ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Carlos Albert ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Marie Allison ... Girl (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Dr. Matthews (uncredited)
Tol Avery ... Honest Hal, Used Cars (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Man (uncredited)
Gene Barnes ... Tipsy Youth (uncredited)
Phil Boutelje ... Pianist (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne ... Woman (uncredited)
Clifford Brooke ... Lanningtons' Butler (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Nurse (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ... Attendant (uncredited)
Bob Coleman ... Airport Official (uncredited)
Amilda Cuddy ... Hawaiian (uncredited)
Herschel Daugherty ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Postville Deputy (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Intern (uncredited)

Julia Faye ... Nurse Seymour (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Maxine Gates ... Girl in Act (uncredited)
William E. Green ... Doctor (uncredited)
Florence Hamblin ... Hawaiian (uncredited)
Betty Hannon ... Girl (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Policeman (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Man (uncredited)
Don House ... Policeman (uncredited)

Sherry Jackson ... Girl in Iron Lung (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Policeman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Observer at Scene (uncredited)
Marvin Jones ... Policeman (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ... Woman (uncredited)

Jack Kruschen ... Cosey - Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Linda Leighton ... Airport Announcer (uncredited)
Ruth Lewis ... Nurse Collins (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ... Mexican (uncredited)
Grace MacNaughton ... Girl (uncredited)
Allen Mathews ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tina Menard ... Cashier (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Policeman at Roadblock (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Policeman (uncredited)
Elaine Riley ... Nurse Bates (uncredited)
Julian Rivero ... Pablo (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Policeman (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Quartz Miner (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Quartz Miner (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Man (uncredited)

Angela Stevens ... Woman (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson ... Assistant Clerk (uncredited)
David Stollery ... Dickie - Boy Patient (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Customs Officer (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Joe Borden (uncredited)
Marie Thomas ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Waiter (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Annie, Nurse (uncredited)
Duke York ... Postville Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
John Farrow 
 
Writing credits
Charles Bennett (screenplay)

Leo Rosten (story)

Produced by
Irwin Allen .... associate producer
Irving Cummings Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
John Sturtevant 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Woulfe (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Layne Britton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gale McGarry .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Edward Donahue .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound (as John Tribby)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Beckett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Charles Burke .... camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Clement .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Gil Grau .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Irwin Allen .... presenter
Irving Cummings Jr. .... presenter
Irving Cooper .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Iceland:12 | USA:Approved (PCA #14337)

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Trivia:
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:
Dr. Jeff Cameron:[drinking a cocktail in a Hawaiian restaurant] These things are like water!
Waiter:They creep up on you.
Dr. Jeff Cameron:[derisively] Bring me a couple more.
Waiter:But, sir, you have four and we are only allowed two to a customer.
Dr. Jeff Cameron:Why?
Waiter:That drink makes a guy talk back to his mother-in-law.
Dr. Jeff Cameron:What about his father-in-law?
Waiter:I suppose so.
Dr. Jeff Cameron:You've given me an idea.
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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Good Mitchum, unconvincing Domergue...wasted O'Sullivan..., 20 November 2003
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Robert Mitchum is such a sensible, caring and well-adjusted doctor in the beginning of WHERE DANGER LIVES that it seems incomprehensible that he would stumble into the trap that Faith Domergue sets for him. After getting involved romantically and telling him that she's afraid of her domineering father, he finds out that her "father" (Claude Rains) is really her husband--just the first of a web of lies and deception waiting for him. And this, despite the husband's strong warning.

As improbable as the story is, it has a certain fascination due to the film noir quality of the story-telling with Mitchum and Domergue on the run after the husband's death. Much of the flavor comes from Mitchum's strong performance. He manages to make his character fully believable despite the script shortcomings. Faith Domergue is photogenic but sullen and frozen-faced in her role of the psychotic heroine. Her performance has all the real-life dimension of a mannequin without the little nuances that would have made her a believably disturbed woman. As it is, Domergue offers nothing more than a superficial portrait.

Claude Rains has one scene of menace that he plays magnificently but has no more than a brief cameo role. Maureen O'Sullivan could have phoned in her role. She graces the brief role of a nurse in love with Mitchum, but the role has absolutely no significance in the plot and merely allows her to appear in one of her husband's films. (Hubby is John Farrow, father of Mia).

If you like film noir, this will do nicely although it's hardly one of the best of the genre. The real drawback is Miss Domergue who is unable to give more than a blank stare to most of her more emotional moments. Without Mitchum, there would be no conviction to any of the proceedings. For Mitchum fans, this is a good one.

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