Dangerous Mission

A thriller which opens resonantly with a man being gunned down as he sits at the piano in a dark, deserted nightclub. But despite good performances, the presence of Horace McCoy, WR Burnett and Charles Bennett among the credited writers, and a potentially workable story - detective Mature sets out in pursuit of a girl who witnessed the murder, ostensibly to protect her from the Mob - this never really takes off. Mature is so nudgingly pointed up as the killer that it's painfully obvious he isn't, and the supposedly nail-biting climax among the treacherous mountain crevasses (shot in the Glacier National Park, Montana, with excessive attention to scenic grandeur) is absurdly hamfisted.

Release details

Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Louis King
Screenwriter: Horace McCoy, WR Burnett, Charles Bennett
Cast: Victor Mature
Piper Laurie
Vincent Price
William Bendix
Betta St John
Dennis Weaver
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