Up 46,136 this week

Game of Danger (1954)
"Bang! You're Dead" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  16 March 1954 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 47 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

When a local bully is found shot to death, the police suspect a young man who had recently been seen arguing with him. When thy discover that they had been arguing over the affections of a ... See full summary »


0Check in

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
a list of 618 titles
created 30 Oct 2013
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
a list of 78 titles
created 18 Jun 2014
a list of 1916 titles
created 09 Aug 2014

Related Items

Search for "Game of Danger" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Game of Danger (1954)

Game of Danger (1954) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Game of Danger.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A welfare worker becomes emotionally involved with her charges, a group of adorable, homeless orphans. Music by Larry Adler. (1959; B&W)

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Max Bygraves, Barbara Murray, Colin Petersen
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

David Preston, a bank official goes missing for 24 hours and has no memory of the lost time, but when he learns that the steward of his local club has implicated him in a robbery, and has ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Richardson
Stars: Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Jack Hawkins
McVicar (1980)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Taxicab driver Tom Banning is led to an abandoned bomb-site by an eight-year-old girl as an April-fool prank. The girl is later found murdered and Manning is picked up by Scotland Yard for ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cathy O'Donnell, Derek Farr
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tronson
Stars: Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Bored housewife has an affair with her mother's lodger. When he dumps her, she attempts suicide, which brings everyone to their senses.

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, Avice Landone
Boys in Brown (1949)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A slice of life in a British Borstal reform institution for young criminals.

Director: Montgomery Tully
Stars: Jack Warner, Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Percy Brand, a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin, does not find out about his criminal past. But when Colin ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Thelma Jordon is in love with a jewel thief, Tony Laredo, and he persuades her to go live with her rich aunt, and steal her jewels. During the robbery, she shoots her formerly-rich aunt, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Vittorio Sala
Stars: Brett Halsey, Pier Angeli, Gastone Moschin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

One of six travellers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one?

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Tony Randall, Senta Berger, Herbert Lom


Cast overview:
Jack Warner ...
Derek Farr ...
Detective Grey
Veronica Hurst ...
Michael Medwin ...
Bob Carter
Gordon Harker ...
Mr. Hare
Anthony Richmond ...
Cliff Bonsell
Sean Barrett ...
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Maxted
Philip Saville ...
Ben Jones
John Warwick ...
Sgt. Gurney
Toke Townley ...
Jimmy Knuckle
Fred Griffiths ...
Larry Burns ...
Jock Laurie
Arnold Bell ...
The Warder
Leo Phillips ...
Dick Locke


When a local bully is found shot to death, the police suspect a young man who had recently been seen arguing with him. When thy discover that they had been arguing over the affections of a young girl, they begin to suspect that the pair had conspired to kill the victim. The suspect insists he's innocent, but the evidence seems overwhelming. Written by

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

16 March 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Game of Danger  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Bang! You're Dead
Performed by Edmund Hockridge
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Loose talk accompanies murder in a small English community
15 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Bang! You're Dead" also known as "Game of Danger" has the form of a crime and suspense story with noir overtones. It generates only mild suspense. For one thing, it reveals the crime and the accidental murderer at the very start of the picture. Suspense is intentionally sacrificed in the script for the sake of focusing on how and why the accident has taken a man's life by a young boy of 7 discharging a gun pointed at a man on a bike.

The movie is mainly a morality tale with noirish fate mixed into the brew. The war has destroyed so much housing that some are living in ad hoc communities in ramshackle circumstances. This includes woodsman Jack Warner and his boy of 7. Warner has lost his wife. The boy is at an impressionable age and soaks up his father's sometimes extreme statements which reflect a villager's suspicion of outsiders, even antipathy. The boy has heard his father make such statements about the man on the bike who is killed. The man has been pursuing a local girl in competition with Warner's younger friend (Michael Medwin), and Warner disapproves strongly with inflammatory language.

The war has also left behind some military "junk" and the boy plays with a friend amid this rubble. He plays a game of pointing a toy gun at people and saying "Bang! You're dead". The aggressiveness of the boy in these scenes is scary, because his play is so real. He finds a real gun amid the war surplus and starts to use it in his play. This leads to his firing it at the biker. The story becomes tragic.

Derek Farr is the detective who sorts out what has happened after Medwin is accused of the crime, he having fought with the dead man shortly before the shooting and threatened him.

The picture does not preach. Farr does not blame Warner, for example. Still, the story suggests clearly that loose and hateful talk may have consequences that are bad. It suggests that the influence of a woman in raising a child offsets a man's tendency toward aggressiveness. It suggests that the evils of the war continued after its conclusion.

A good part of the movie focuses on the boy's play with his friend, who loves to play a small wind-up gramaphone. This part is very good in showing the state of mind and activities of these young boys, their less than fully-formed consciences, the influence of adults on their thought, their play, and their loyalties.

The movie plays out in a deliberate, even slow, manner. It's still worthwhile.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD now available malbrake
Discuss Game of Danger (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: