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Appointment with Danger (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 25 May 1951 (Canada)
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When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Director:

Lewis Allen

Writers:

Richard L. Breen (as Richard Breen), Warren Duff
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Al Goddard
Phyllis Calvert ... Sister Augustine
Paul Stewart ... Earl Boettiger
Jan Sterling ... Dodie
Jack Webb ... Joe Regas
Stacy Harris ... Paul Ferrar
Harry Morgan ... George Soderquist (as Henry Morgan)
David Bauer ... David Goodman (as David Wolfe)
Dan Riss ... Maury Ahearn
Harry Antrim ... Taylor (Postmaster)
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Mother Ambrose
George J. Lewis ... Leo Cronin
Paul Lees Paul Lees ... Gene Gunner
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Storyline

Relentless postal inspector Al Goddard is set to Gary, Indiana, when another officer is murdered. He must find the nun who witnessed the murder, then infiltrate the gang by convincing them he is a postal inspector gone bad. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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ALAN LADD as the U.S. Mail's ace agent smashes the biggest mail robbery plan in history! See more »


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Film debut of Stacy Harris. See more »

Goofs

When Goddard shows the nun how to 'rack the slide' on the pistol, his finger is on the trigger. NO intelligent cop would do that. See more »

Quotes

Sister Augustine: I'll remember you in my prayers.
Al Goddard: Well, if I haven't anything else, i've got a good lawyer.
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Referenced in Éden (2011) See more »

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Classic 1940's style mystery with a twist - the cops are Postal Inspectors!
27 November 1998 | by irish44See all my reviews

Postal Inspector Al Goddard (Alan Ladd) is a man on a mission. His partner has been murdered and he must solve the case and prevent the gang from pulling the big mail heist! Location filming in Chicago and Gary, Indiana, adds a touch of realisim that can't be captured in a Hollywood studio. This movie is above average, but the following makes it a MUST see: Jack Webb and Harry Morgan (Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon in a future life) are members of the gang. Webb's character is particularly vicious, and he kills Morgan with a pair of bronze baby shoes!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1951 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

United States Mail See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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