Dangerously They Live

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Creaky spy melodrama in which Coleman, working for British intelligence, is abducted in New York by Nazi sympathisers intent on gaining access to a message she has memorised concerning the route to be taken by a big convoy. When the car crashes, she lands in hospital, and confides in a young intern (Garfield) after recovering from temporary amnesia. Garfield's doubts about her story are confirmed when the man she insists isn't her father (Olsen) summons a distinguished psychiatrist (Massey) under whom Garfield had once studied. Florey can't do much about the lumbering script or about Coleman's inept performance. But once the girl has been taken 'home' - a large, lonely mansion where she and Garfield (brought along to lull lingering suspicions) find themselves held prisoner while Massey and his Nazi cohorts do their dirty work - Florey seems more interested, bringing off some nice semi-Gothic atmospherics. The ending, alas, reverts to routine histrionics and heroics.

By: TM


Release details

77 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Florey
Marion Parsonnet
John Garfield
Nancy Coleman
Raymond Massey
Moroni Olsen
Lee Patrick
Esther Dale
Christian Rub
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