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I Live on Danger (1942)

Eddie Nelson is wrongly accused of murder, and journalist Jeff Morrell and Nelson's sister, Susan Richards, fight to prove his innocence.


Sam White


Lewis R. Foster (screenplay), Lewis R. Foster (story) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Chester Morris ... Jeff Morrell
Jean Parker ... Susan Richards
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Morrell
Edward Norris ... Eddie Nelson
Dick Purcell ... Norm Thompson
Roger Pryor ... Bert Jannings
Douglas Fowley ... Joey Farr
Ralph Sanford ... Angie Moss
Edwin Maxwell ... Wingy Keefe
Patsy Nash ... Delilah - aka Dilly
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... Inspector Conlon
Bernadene Hayes ... Jonesy
Billy Nelson ... George 'Longshot' Harrison
Vickie Lester ... Keefe's Secretary (as Vicki Lester)
William Bakewell ... Mac


Eddie Nelson is wrongly accused of murder, and journalist Jeff Morrell and Nelson's sister, Susan Richards, fight to prove his innocence.

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Morris helps Norris
22 May 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I Live On Danger casts Chester Morris as a radio news reporter who has a rivalry going with fellow reporter Dick Purcell as the two constantly try and top each other with stories. This Pine-Thomas film from Paramount's B picture unit depends considerably on Morris's breezy personality to carry it and it's too great a burden.

Morris's determination for a scoop has him aiding in the capture of fugitive Edward Norris wanted in the murder of a racketeer for whom he took a serious gambling rap and did three years.

Another gambler Douglas Fowley sets Norris up and kills bookie Edwin Maxwell with shots fired through an open window. I mean really if Norris had kept a cool head and stayed and reported the murder they would have seen he had no gun and would have looked in other directions for a solution. Even at that in a montage of clips about the trial he keeps insisting he had no gun. I think a law school freshman could have gotten him off.

Morris gets the scoop but earns the enmity of Norris's sister Jean Parker and even his own mother Elizabeth Risdon. After that he works to free Norris.

Not much suspense here, my three year old grandnephew could figure this one out.

Pine-Thomas came up real short here.

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Release Date:

16 June 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El peligro es mi elemento See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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