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Appointment with Danger (1951)

When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

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Relentless postal inspector Al Goddard is set to Gary, Indiana, when another officer is murdered. He must find the nun who witnessed the murder, then infiltrate the gang by convincing them he is a postal inspector gone bad. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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ALAN LADD as the U.S. Mail's ace agent smashes the biggest mail robbery plan in history! See more »


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11 June 1951 (West Germany)  »

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Screen acting debut of Stacy Harris who was a regular on the radio series This Is Your F.B.I. See more »

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In one scene, Ladd's character boards a Southern Pacific caboose (not in Indiana) and in the next scene, he disembarks from a Chicago & North Western caboose at the Clybourn Junction station in Chicago. See more »

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Al Goddard: Prayer's not gonna keep you from being killed.
Sister Augustine: People don't pray to keep from dying. They pray to keep from being disappointed when they do.
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Referenced in Where's Marlowe? (1998) See more »

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"Dragnet" Heroes Go 'Postal'
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For someone who grew up in the Fifties watching Dragnet as a kid, viewing this film in the Nineties was strange: the cop-heroes of that TV show, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan, are now villains in this film!

Webb played the tougher of the two characters, by far, and was effective in that role. Meanwhile, Alan Ladd played his normal good guy-tough guy role. Another odd thing about this movie is that Ladd was an agent for the U.S. Post Office, an organization - at least back then before people went "postal" - one doesn't normally think need policemen.

But, as it was explained in the film, it was needed and the movie goes quickly from a corny-hokey start into a tough film noir. Phyllis Calvert adds a soft touch to the proceedings as a nun who humanizes Ladd, and helps him with the case.

In all, I'm making this sound perhaps more interesting than it was, because it was okay but nothing super. Still, I'd like to see it get a DVD treatment some day and I'd consider buying it.


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