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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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Leo Cronin
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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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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 »

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Alan Ladd hitches his way on a train to Fort Wayne, IN. When the train pulls into the station, there are several mountains visible on the horizon - clearly not in Indiana. See more »

Quotes

Earl Boettiger: I don't get it, Goddard. You go along one way for years, and all of a sudden you pull a complete switch. Why?
Al Goddard: Sooner or later every rooster wants to lay an egg.
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Referenced in Foul Play (1978) See more »

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A little-known film gris worth catching
8 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I caught this by accident on Sky at a friend's place at 8 one Sunday morning, so it was clear what Sky thought of it. In fact it's a gripping & well-crafted 'film gris', making good, expressive use of studio sets (with occasional location montages) and showing Alan Ladd at his best - the archangel of understated cold menace. Closed-in tension, violence & intrigue are the generic elements - the heart of Hollywood crime movies - and Ladd needs to be respected as a screen actor, not mocked for not being very tall. His career was slipping, and the length & other casting (strong character actors, no stars) suggest a B movie but here he's as natural as Spencer Tracey in a laid-back tough guy role. Unusual too in that it shuts out any Cold War vibes & focuses on a public utility - the US Postal Service.


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