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Dangerous Mission (1954)

Approved | | Action, Film-Noir, Mystery | 6 March 1954 (USA)
A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing.

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Horace McCoy (screen play), W.R. Burnett (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor Mature ... Matt Hallett
Piper Laurie ... Louise Graham
William Bendix ... Joe Parker
Vincent Price ... Paul Adams
Betta St. John ... Mary Tiller
Steve Darrell ... Katoonai Tiller
Marlo Dwyer ... Mrs. Elster
Walter Reed ... Ranger Dobson
Dennis Weaver ... Pruitt
Harry Cheshire ... Mr. Elster
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Storyline

Witness to a mob killing and afraid to testify, young Louise Graham flees to Montana where she hopes to disappear working in the gift shop at Glacier National Park. Staying at the park are vacationers Matt Hallett, ex-marine, and Paul Adams, amateur photographer, both obviously very interested in Louise and both vying for her attention. Louise is unaware that one is a mob hitman, hired to kill her to prevent her from testifying, and the other is a cop working for the New York D.A.'s office, sent to protect her. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rangers of the North See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Was filmed in 3-D, hence the scenes of an avalanche, a forest fire, steep glacier cliffs and the sparking electrical live wire. See more »


Soundtracks

One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
(uncredited)
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Heard as a theme during the film
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Typical 1950s Suspenser
15 January 2003 | by trw3332000See all my reviews

Dangerous Mission has some great strengths and some very noticeable shortcomings.

Originally filmed and released in 3-D, to keep up with the 3-D craze in the early 50s, Dangerous Mission had some great strengths: Irwin Allen's hand as Producer, a great cast, plot twists, a rousing music score, gorgeous location Technicolor photography.

The serious flaws are the disjointed story line: episodes that have virtually nothing to do with the plot: landslide during a party, forest fire, Indian ceremony and stupid subplot of an indian falsely accused of murder. Add some silly dubbed dialogue during noisy scenes and the usually great William Bendix given some incredibly stupid lines.

All in all, great fun despite typical 1950s stereotypes--especially to see Victor Mature as a moody tough guy, Vincent Price as a somewhat effeminate photographer, and the gorgeous Piper Laurie.


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