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On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 1952 (UK)
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Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.

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(screen play) (as A. I. Bezzerides), (based on an adaptation of the novel) | 2 more credits »
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Pete Santos
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Sheriff Carrey
Sumner Williams ...
Danny Malden
Gus Schilling ...
Lucky
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Willows
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Mrs. Brent
Richard Irving ...
Bernie Tucker
Patricia Prest ...
Julie Brent (as Pat Prest)
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Storyline

Hard, withdrawn city cop Jim Wilson roughs up one too many suspects and is sent upstate to help investigate the murder of a young girl in the winter countryside. There he meets Mary Malden, whom he finds attractive and independent. However, Mary's brother is chief suspect in the killing. And Mary herself is blind. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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In One Strange Night she met both LOVE ... and MURDER!

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Drama | Film-Noir

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Dark Highway  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ida Lupino directed the film for several days when Nicholas Ray fell ill. See more »

Goofs

After Ward Bond knocks the lamp over, starting a fire, Ida Lupino brings a lantern from the kitchen and places it on the end table where the lamp had been. A few minutes later however, when she brings the tea tray, the table is on its side and Robert Ryan hurries to right it before she trips on it. See more »

Quotes

Mary Malden: Tell me, how is it to be a cop?
Jim Wilson: You get so you don't trust anybody.
Mary Malden: [who is blind] You're lucky. You don't have to trust anyone. I do. I have to trust everybody.
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Danceland Jive
(uncredited)
Music by Roy Webb and Gene Rose
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Minor masterpiece film noir/film blanc
6 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I consider this short, unpretentious film to be a minor masterpiece. The movement from the familiar cityscape of the film noir to the white of the snowy countryside, from the damned, despairing world of the detective to the redeemed world of love offered by the heroine is captured in minimalist dialog and with outstanding cinematography. That one kiss at the end is worth a thousand sex scenes.


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