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Danger Ahead (1935)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Crime | 1 August 1935 (USA)
An armored car from the Maxwell Company goes missing with a gold shipment, Bob Hill the missing driver is main suspect.


Albert Herman (as Al Herman)


Peter B. Kyne (story "One-Eighth Apache"), Al Martin (screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Gray ... Jerry Mason
Sheila Bromley ... Lorraine Matthews (as Sheila Mannors)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Harry Cromwell - City Editor
Fuzzy Knight ... Fred Klein
Bryant Washburn ... Nick Conrad
Fred Kelsey ... Detective O'Brien
John Elliott ... Capt. Matthews
Eddie Phillips ... Eddie - Henchman
Arthur Loft ... Pete - Henchman
Herschel Mayall Jr. Herschel Mayall Jr. ... Steve - Henchman (as J Herschel Mayall)
Gordon Griffith ... Chuck - Henchman
Earl Dwire ... Detective Sergeant
Richard Cramer ... Detective Hogan (as Dick Cramer)
George Chesebro ... Taylor - First Mate


An armored car from the Maxwell Company goes missing with a gold shipment, Bob Hill the missing driver is main suspect.

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Action | Drama | Crime


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1 August 1935 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in Los Angeles Saturday 4 February 1950 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »


[Lorraine frets when a black cat crosses their path]
Captain Matthews: Well, just a few minutes with this man Conrad and we'll be back out on the ocean - where there are no black cats.
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Played on piano and sung by Fuzzy Knight
Reprised by Lawrence Gray
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Guess what's up ahead?
18 January 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Danger Ahead is a pretty amusing crime drama that takes pains to either make things painfully obvious before they occur, or make things impossibly clueless and stupid that it becomes amusing. An old sea captain and his daughter go to a club to get the 40,000 dollars he's owed for the cargo he's brought in. But unfortunately, the club's owner, who brought the cargo in, has a scheme (with plenty of eyebrow raising) of robbing the man of his money. After knocking the guy senseless, a newspaper reporter, who's viewed all of this it seems from the table he was sitting at the club, rescues the money from the bad guys, and then holds the money in the newspaper's vault for safekeeping so that the captain can pick it up. (They advertise that on the front page). Well, now hold on a second, why couldn't the reporter just give BACK the money to the captain? He was still at the club. 2nd of all, after the newspaper exposes the embezzlement at the club, why are the bad guys still hanging out there, and better yet, why aren't the cops doing anything? Such ridiculous questions abound in this film. Although the plot is well, implausible, at least Lawrence Harvey makes for an entertaining hero, and the cast does a great job of supporting him. Lot and lots of action here too, so this is a film that never gets boring.

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