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Appointment with Danger (1950)

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 Wolfe ... David Goodman
Dan Riss ... Maury Ahearn
Harry Antrim Harry Antrim ... Taylor - Postmaster
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Mother Ambrose
George J. Lewis ... Leo Cronin
Paul Lees Paul Lees ... Gene Gunner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bauer ... David Goodman
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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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AUTHENTIC!.....From the Post Office files! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1951 (West Germany) 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Stacy Harris. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Ladd's character boards a Southern Pacific caboose (not in Indiana) and in the next scene, he disembarks from a Chicago & North Western caboose at the Clybourn Junction station in Chicago. See more »

Quotes

Dodie: You afraid of me, Al?
Al Goddard: Doesn't Earl ever get jealous?
Dodie: He understands. You can put strings on good women or bad women. But you can't do anything about lazy ones.
Al Goddard: You can beat 'em.
Dodie: They stay about the same. You can't make 'em do the right thing, or the wrong thing. They're lazy. They do the *easy* thing.
[nestles close for a kiss, then promptly springs up from Al's lap when Earl's voice is heard in hallway. Brightly]
Dodie: Saved by the bell!
Al Goddard: That... is the story of my life.
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Excellent crime drama
7 March 2006 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I just seen Appointment With Danger for the first time and quite enjoyed it.

A postal inspector is murdered in Gary, Indiana and fellow inspector, Al Goddard is sent over there to investigate this. He tries to track down a nun who witnessed the murder, which he does. He then joins the gang responsible and makes out he is a "bent" postal inspector.

This movie is shot well in black and white and well on location too, especially the railway scenes.

The cast includes the excellent Alan Ladd (Shane) as Goddard, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart and Jan Sterling.

For some reason, Appointment With Danger doesn't seem to have been released on video or DVD, so you will have to rely on it coming on telly and tape it, which I did.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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