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Assigned to Danger (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 19 May 1948 (USA)
Insurance investigator Dan Sullivan is forced to pose as a doctor while investigating a huge payroll robbery.

Director:

Budd Boetticher (as Oscar Boetticher)

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (story), Eugene Ling (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gene Raymond ... Dan Sullivan
Noreen Nash ... Bonnie Powers
Robert Bice ... Frankie Mantell
Martin Kosleck ... Louie Volkes
Mary Meade ... Evie
Ralf Harolde ... Matty Farmer
Jack Overman ... Biggie Kritz
Gene Evans ... Joey
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Storyline

A gang of ex-convicts pull and holdup in an office building and the night-watchman is killed. The leader of the gang is wounded and they take refuge in a lodge belonging to the leader's wife. An insurance investigator registers at the lodge, posing as a doctor, and he is forced to operate on the wounded gang-leader. He recovers but is later murdered by a deaf-mute that works at the lodge. In the gunfight that follows, the investigator and the slain man's wife succeed in capturing the gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Danger ... he loved it ! Danger ... she lived it !

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desemnat pentru pericol See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A dangerous operation
27 May 2018 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

A gang steal a load of money and the insurance company send an insurance investigator to the boarding house which is run by the chief suspect's girlfriend to find out what is going on. Gene Raymond (Dan) carries out the visit to Noreen Nash (Bonnie). As it happens, this gang is extremely dumb and head for the most obvious place to hide. That's right, they go to the boarding house that is run by the chief suspect's girlfriend. This is obviously because the police would never think to go there! Surprisingly, they don't! It's up to the insurance investigator who is posing as a doctor to sort things out. Uh-oh, the gang leader Robert Bice (Frankie) is wounded and needs medical attention. Step forward Mr Raymond to operate. Will his cover be blown?

There is a story here but it drags and the film becomes boring. By the end, you are expecting a formulaic shoot-out with the involvement of Gene Evans (Joey) as the good-guy brother of Nash. Unfortunately, there are no surprises and the film is not fast-paced enough to keep the audience's attention.


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