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Sudden Danger (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Crime, Film-Noir | 14 December 1955 (USA)
A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide, the police detective in charge believes she was murdered, and his subsequent ... See full summary »

Director:

Hubert Cornfield

Writers:

Daniel B. Ullman (original story), Daniel B. Ullman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Elliott ... Det. Lt. Andy Doyle
Tom Drake ... Wallace Curtis
Beverly Garland ... Phyllis Baxter
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Raymond Wilkins
Lyle Talbot ... Harry Woodruff
Helene Stanton ... Vera
Frank Jenks ... Kenny - Bartender
Lucien Littlefield ... Dave Glennon
Pierre Watkin ... George Caldwell
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Kelly
John Close John Close ... Det. Sgt. Mike Duncan
Ralph Gamble Ralph Gamble ... Dr. Hastings
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Storyline

A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide, the police detective in charge believes she was murdered, and his subsequent investigation begins to focus on the woman's son, who was blinded by her in an accident several years before. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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WHEN CRIMSON LIPS SPELL SUDDEN DANGER (original print ad - all caps)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calculated Risk See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Followed by Footsteps in the Night (1957) See more »

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Eye Operation
19 August 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In the second of Bill Elliott's quintet of police stories his character surname was changed from Flynn to Doyle and he was to stay Doyle for the rest of this series. Why it was changed God only knows, but these films were nothing that the public couldn't get on television.

This time Lieutenant Doyle of the Los Angeles Police Department is called in on a case that looks like suicide. The woman's blind son Tom Drake called it in after discovering his mother's body and an open gas jet. The coroner even says it was suicide, but Elliott keeps investigating.

Of course it was murder and of course Elliott first zeroes in on Drake because he needed his mother's insurance money for the operation to cure his blindness. But in the end it turns into something entirely different.

Nice, but nothing special.


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