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Appointment with Danger (1951)

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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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Maury Ahearn
Harry Antrim ...
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Mother Ambrose
George J. Lewis ...
Leo Cronin
Paul Lees ...
Gene Gunner
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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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AUTHENTIC!.....From the Post Office files! See more »


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11 June 1951 (West Germany)  »

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Jack Webb and Harry Morgan are partnered here as a couple of thugs. They would go on nearly 20 years later to be partners in Dragnet 1967 (1967). See more »

Goofs

When Ladd and Webb are fighting over a pistol, you can see the hammer is down on the slide. The next part the gun fires and Webb drops. The pistol cannot fire with the hammer down. See more »

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Al Goddard: You can rob Fort Knox and live, but steal a dime and kill a post office man, and they'll spend a million and a lifetime lookin' for you.
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Sure I know what love is - it's what goes on between a man and a .45 that won't jam.
5 March 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

When I think of Alan Ladd, I usually think westerns like Shane, but he really did a wide variety of films. He wasn't a great actor, but reportedly one that was easy to work with; hence the large number of roles.

Here, he plays a postal detective that is trying to solve a murder. His prime witness is a nun (Phyllis Calvert who was nominated for a BAFTA Best Actress award for Crash of Silence). She really shines in the scenes she is in.

Also featured are Jack Webb and Harry Morgan, familiar to many as partners in Dragnet. In this film, they are on the other side of the law, but the familiar characteristics are there.

Also featured was the sexy Jan Sterling as the head man's moll. She would go on to get a Best Supporting Actress nomination and a Golden Globe for The High and the Mighty.

It was an interesting picture, and Ladd was superb.


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