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Dangerously They Live (1941)

Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts ... See full summary »

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Robert Florey

Writer:

Marion Parsonnet (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Garfield ... Dr. Michael Lewis
Nancy Coleman ... Jane
Raymond Massey ... Dr. Ingersoll
Lee Patrick ... Nurse Johnson
Moroni Olsen ... Mr. Goodwin
Esther Dale ... Dawson
John Ridgely ... John
Christian Rub ... Steiner
Frank Reicher ... Jarvis
Ben Welden ... Eddie
Cliff Clark ... John Dill
Roland Drew ... Dr. Murdock
Arthur Aylesworth ... Gate Keeper
John Harmon ... George, Taxi Driver
Matthew Boulton ... Capt. Hunter (scenes deleted)
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Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts to convince the authorities of a secret German U-boat fleet waiting off the American coast. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Bad boy Garfield does his good deed for Uncle Sam as he joins the undercover army blasting enemy agents into the open! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alarme no Atlântico See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut for Nancy Coleman. See more »

Goofs

When the bombers are attacking the U-boats, one shot shows the interior of a bomb bay and the release of the weapons. Just before the brief shot ends, one straggling bomb is shown dropping down a bit but hangs up in the bomb bay. See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie
Played on the radio while Lewis is held hostage at Steiner's Delicatessen
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Amnesia: A certain cure
27 November 2000 | by dexter-10See all my reviews

A somewhat awkward spy mystery with a predictable plot about World War Two dangers. The mystery is whether or not Jane Graystone (Nancy Coleman) has amnesia. The best acting is done by Raymond Massey as Dr. Ingersoll, a good doctor turned evil. He is head of a spy ring attempting to get information from amnesiac Jane, coded information related to allied activities. Will she tell? Can she remember? Moroni Olson (as Mr. Goodwin) is convincing as an accomplice to Massey. The role played by John Garfield (as Dr. Lewis) is nothing short of disastrous. He seems so badly miscast that the casting has to be ranked as one of the worst in film history. It is unfortunate that so talented an actor is stuffed into a role which not befitting his talents. The movie is worth one look, despite being a half spy and half gangster film, and despite containing a parade of stereotyped characters. It's easy to forget this one, amnesia is not necessary.


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