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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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Avalanche of action !


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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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Stop going gaga over Betta and enjoy the show
10 May 2012 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

This is a good movie.

It's the story of a good guy cop going West to find a killer. Mature is the good guy, and Price is the killer. The killer is also trying to execute a witness to a murder (Piper Laurie). Any male watching will be sure to notice the heroine's perfect looking girl friend, played by Betta St John. One watches this film and wonders how this eye popper didn't become the centerfold girl of all time.

But enough about going gaga over Betta. This is a good old fashioned, rootin tootin film. There's a lot we'd probably all like to change. For instance, I notice many say Bendix as the park ranger should have had more to do, and I certainly agree with that. It looks like maybe some of his lines were cut, or perhaps it was just a hastily put together job. Price, as the killer, probably wasn't the best choice, but as an icon, it's good to see Price in the role.

The action sequences and adventure are well thought out, and it has a little something for everybody. It just seems like a lot was cut out. Still, the cinema scenery is excellent, and it is a great popcorn and soda film.


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