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Life in Danger (1959)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 1 February 1964 (USA)
The inhabitants of a small village, led by a war veteran, try to catch a vagrant, who they suspect to be an escaped mental patient.

Director:

Terry Bishop

Writers:

Malcolm Hulke (original story), Eric Paice (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Derren Nesbitt ... The Man
Julie Hopkins Julie Hopkins ... Hazel Ashley
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Major Peters (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ... Tom Baldwin
Jack Allen Jack Allen ... Jack Ashley
Christopher Witty Christopher Witty ... Johnny Ashley
Carmel McSharry Carmel McSharry ... Mrs. Ashley
Mary Manson Mary Manson ... Jill Shadwell
Bruce Seton ... Landlord
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... Dr. Nichols
Bryan Coleman Bryan Coleman ... Chief Constable Ryman
Humphrey Lestocq Humphrey Lestocq ... Inspector Bennet
Richard Pearson ... Sergeant Norris
Celia Hewitt Celia Hewitt ... Woman at the Bus Stop
Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson ... Male Nurse
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The inhabitants of a small village, led by a war veteran, try to catch a vagrant, who they suspect to be an escaped mental patient.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events portrayed in this film are fictitious & any resemblance to actual persons & events is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Jill Shadwell: I wonder how many of them are ever cured?
Major Peters: Cured? My dear, they're criminal lunatics - they're little better than brutes.
Jill Shadwell: I suppose it is terribly difficult to know what to do with people like that.
Major Peters: Is it? What do you do with a mad dog?
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Excellent B Movie
26 July 2016 | by ronnaylorSee all my reviews

Derren Nesbitt leads an extremely capable cast in this rarely seen B movie. Indeed, Nesbitt's performance is consistently first-rate throughout the film. The limited number of settings (a country lane, an office, a old English pub and a farm) may be quite basic, but these allow the well-crafted plot to shine through. Indeed, the story-line is surprisingly strong, building a tension which makes the movie's hour long running time pass remarkably quickly.

The underpinning theme of the movie is that a child murderer has escaped from an asylum. The actions and reactions of the inhabitants of the neighbouring village are really well-explored by director Terry Bishop.

Released under the Parroch Films banner and distributed by Butcher's Films in 1959, Renown digitally remastered the movie in 2009. It's revival on the Talking Pictures channel is really welcome.


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