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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 »

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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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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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Was it suicide or was it murder?
5 September 2015 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

This is one of five mysteries Westerns star Bill Elliott did in the fifties. He returns as a Lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff's Department but is now called Andy Doyle. I preferred this entry into the series over the first due to the superior supporting cast of Tom Drake, Beverly Garland, Lyle Talbot and Minerva Urecal. Also, this entry was more of a true mystery than Dial Red 0. The first mystery is whether Wallace Curtis' (Drake) mother committed suicide or was murdered, a mystery that Lt. Doyle resolves. But if murder, whodunit? A prime suspect would be Curtis since he was accidentally blinded by his mother. Drake and Beverly Garland, who plays Curtis' girlfriend, Phyllis, really shine in this movie. In fact, their characters are more memorable than Elliott's. Garland had a long television career and is noted for her groundbreaking although short lived television series "Decoy." A good mystery with a solid cast.


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