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Where Danger Lives (1950)

Not Rated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 8 July 1950 (USA)
A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border.

Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Charles Bennett (screenplay), Leo Rosten (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Jeff Cameron
Faith Domergue ... Margo
Claude Rains ... Mr. Lannington
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Julie
Charles Kemper ... Police Chief
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Klauber
Billy House ... Mr. Bogardus
Harry Shannon ... Dr. Maynard
Philip Van Zandt ... Milo DeLong
Jack Kelly ... Dr. Mullenbach
Lillian West Lillian West ... Mrs. Bogardus
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Storyline

One night at the hospital, young doctor Jeff Cameron meets Margo, who's brought in after a suicide attempt. He quickly falls for her and they become romantically involved, but it turns out that Margo is married. At a confrontation, Margo's husband is killed and Jeff and Margo flee. Heading for Mexico, they try to outrun the law. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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She's tempting to look at - dangerous to know! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Rose for Julie See more »

Filming Locations:

Palmdale, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Feature film debut of Faith Domergue. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Cameron: Look, I want you, not the money.
Margo: Money can help. It'd be awfully tough for a young doctor, Jeff.
Jeff Cameron: I've aged considerably in the last five minutes.
Margo: Poverty's sordid. If you were broke...
Jeff Cameron: I will be, I promise you.
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Connections

Featured in Where Danger Lives: White Rose for Julie (2007) See more »

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I Haven't a Thing To Wear
(uncredited)
Written by Mort Greene and Harry Revel
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She's A Maniac, Maniac....
2 June 2010 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

I'm a noir fan but I never even heard of this picture until I bought the DVD noir collection it came in. As a result I wasn't expecting much and so I wasn't disappointed. It is a pretty pedestrian film which borders on tedious too often, and is more of a psychological melodrama rather than a straightforward film noir.

I always liked Robert Mitchum but he's trapped in a thankless part here - It's very unlike him to be buffaloed by a pretty skirt and his persona never lent itself to roles as cerebral as a doctor. He was, of course, a man of action and seems out of his element in this picture. I don't agree with those reviewers who hammered Faith Domergue - I thought she played her part well and I can't think of anyone who could have milked it any better than she did. A little more of Claude Rains could have helped matters but he got killed off in his only scene early on.

No telling what this movie was when first released - a weak 'A' or a better-than-average 'B'- but, as is, it's a passable effort by a director who has some pretty good films to his credit. I liked "Alias Nick Beal" and "The Big Clock", speaking for myself. It's just that this one could have been so much better.

All in all, it's worth a look but is not an important film or a noteworthy entry in Mitchums' career.


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