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Dangerous Mission (1954)

Approved | | Action, Film-Noir, Mystery | 6 March 1954 (USA)
A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing.

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Matt Hallett
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Louise Graham
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Chief Ranger Joe Parker
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Mary Tiller
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Mr. Elster
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Katoonai Tiller
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Ranger Dobson
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Witness to a mob killing and afraid to testify, young Louise Graham flees to Montana where she hopes to disappear working in the gift shop at Glacier National Park. Staying at the park are vacationers Matt Hallett, ex-marine, and Paul Adams, amateur photographer, both obviously very interested in Louise and both vying for her attention. Louise is unaware that one is a mob hitman, hired to kill her to prevent her from testifying, and the other is a cop working for the New York D.A.'s office, sent to protect her. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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The hotel featured in the movie is the Glacier Park Hotel in Columbia Falls, MT, now called the Glacier Park Lodge. See more »

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One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
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Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
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Typical 1950s Suspenser
15 January 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Dangerous Mission has some great strengths and some very noticeable shortcomings.

Originally filmed and released in 3-D, to keep up with the 3-D craze in the early 50s, Dangerous Mission had some great strengths: Irwin Allen's hand as Producer, a great cast, plot twists, a rousing music score, gorgeous location Technicolor photography.

The serious flaws are the disjointed story line: episodes that have virtually nothing to do with the plot: landslide during a party, forest fire, Indian ceremony and stupid subplot of an indian falsely accused of murder. Add some silly dubbed dialogue during noisy scenes and the usually great William Bendix given some incredibly stupid lines.

All in all, great fun despite typical 1950s stereotypes--especially to see Victor Mature as a moody tough guy, Vincent Price as a somewhat effeminate photographer, and the gorgeous Piper Laurie.


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