6.5/10
61
5 user 2 critic

Sudden Danger (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Crime, Film-Noir | 14 December 1955 (USA)
A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide, the police detective in charge believes she was murdered, and his subsequent ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dial Red O (1955)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel B. Ullman
Stars: Bill Elliott, Helene Stanley, Keith Larsen
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The fourth of five Ben Schwab productions that starred Bill Elliott as a detective lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff's department has Steve Nordstrom being released from prison after serving a... See full summary »

Director: Paul Landres
Stars: Bill Elliott, Jimmy Lydon, Don Haggerty
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two homicide detectives search for a connection between the car-bombing murder of a fellow investigator and the mutilation murder of a much-hated owner of a modeling school.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Bill Elliott, Don Haggerty, Kathleen Case
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gambling addict is the logical suspect in the death of a card-playing neighbor who caused his relapse - too logical, think the two detectives on the case.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Bill Elliott, Don Haggerty, Eleanore Tanin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Simon Lute ekes out a modest living chartering his skiff to tourists and guiding them through the labyrinthine bayou. When a mysterious stranger asks him to take them deep into the swamp, ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Cornfield
Stars: Marshall Thompson, Willard Parker, Joan Vohs
Plunder Road (1957)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a $10 millionr, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Cornfield
Stars: Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper, Wayne Morris
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two men kidnap a girl off the streets, take her to a beach house owned by a drug-addicted stewardess, and hold her for ransom.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Richard Boone
Stars: Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno
The 3rd Voice (1960)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Marion Forbes is the secretary, the lover and the creator of the financial fortunes of Harry Chapman, but Chapman falls in love with Francis and decides to marry her. The revenge of Marion ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Cornfield
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Laraine Day
Swamp Women (1956)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Marie Windsor, Carole Mathews, Beverly Garland
Stark Fear (1962)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A sadistic husband mentally tortures his wife, while eventually planning to murder her. Although no one believes her, she gets help from an unexpected source.

Directors: Ned Hockman, Skip Homeier
Stars: Beverly Garland, Skip Homeier, Kenneth Tobey
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Movie actress Linda Winters has gone into the jungle to find her lost husband Fred. Bomba the Jungle Boy helps in the rescue effort. A major obstacle facing them is a killer leopard which specializes in tearing people limb from limb.

Director: Ford Beebe
Stars: Johnny Sheffield, Beverly Garland, Donald Murphy
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Wallace Curtis
...
Phyllis Baxter
Dayton Lummis ...
Raymond Wilkins
...
Harry Woodruff
...
Vera
...
Kenny - Bartender
...
Dave Glennon
...
George Caldwell
...
Mrs. Kelly
John Close ...
Ralph Gamble ...
Dr. Hastings
Edit

Storyline

A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide, the police detective in charge believes she was murdered, and his subsequent investigation begins to focus on the woman's son, who was blinded by her in an accident several years before. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

WHEN CRIMSON LIPS SPELL SUDDEN DANGER (original print ad - all caps)


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 December 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calculated Risk  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Footsteps in the Night (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Was it suicide or was it murder?
5 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of five mysteries Westerns star Bill Elliott did in the fifties. He returns as a Lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff's Department but is now called Andy Doyle. I preferred this entry into the series over the first due to the superior supporting cast of Tom Drake, Beverly Garland, Lyle Talbot and Minerva Urecal. Also, this entry was more of a true mystery than Dial Red 0. The first mystery is whether Wallace Curtis' (Drake) mother committed suicide or was murdered, a mystery that Lt. Doyle resolves. But if murder, whodunit? A prime suspect would be Curtis since he was accidentally blinded by his mother. Drake and Beverly Garland, who plays Curtis' girlfriend, Phyllis, really shine in this movie. In fact, their characters are more memorable than Elliott's. Garland had a long television career and is noted for her groundbreaking although short lived television series "Decoy." A good mystery with a solid cast.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?