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Dangerously They Live (1941)

Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Florey

Writer:

Marion Parsonnet (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Garfield ... Dr. Michael Lewis
Nancy Coleman ... Jane
Raymond Massey ... Dr. Ingersoll
Lee Patrick ... Nurse Johnson
Moroni Olsen ... Mr. Goodwin
Esther Dale ... Dawson
John Ridgely ... John
Christian Rub ... Steiner
Frank Reicher ... Jarvis
Ben Welden ... Eddie
Cliff Clark ... John Dill
Roland Drew ... Dr. Murdock
Arthur Aylesworth ... Gate Keeper
John Harmon ... George, Taxi Driver
Matthew Boulton ... Capt. Hunter (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts to convince the authorities of a secret German U-boat fleet waiting off the American coast. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Bad boy Garfield does his good deed for Uncle Sam as he joins the undercover army blasting enemy agents into the open! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alarme no Atlântico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several performers in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were, with their character names, Glen Cavender (Tobacconist), Adolph Milar (Storekeeper) and Spec O'Donnell (Usher). 'Matthew Boulton' is credited onscreen as "Capt. Hunter", but he was also not seen. See more »

Goofs

Whilst the bombers are attacking the German submarines, they change from single engine and twin engine aircraft. Not only is this a continuity error, but single engine warplanes did not at the time have the range to attack German submarines in the Atlantic Ocean. See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie
Played on the radio while Lewis is held hostage at Steiner's Delicatessen
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A damp squib for a John Garfield movie.
28 August 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

I'm not surprised John Garfield didn't enjoy making "Dangerously They Live." It is a poor film with a weak plot and no imagination in the script at all. Even the action scenes are below par. John Garfield and Jack Warner weren't seeing eye to eye at this point over the films the actor was told to do. The plot involves a rather neurotic hospital patient (Nancy Coleman) and a bunch of Nazis led by Raymond Massey. That is all there is to this film. I only glance at this nonsense to see John Garfield.


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