GenreDrama, Mystery, Thriller Duration DirectorJacques Tourneur Story byPhilip MacDonald
WriterPhilip MacDonald (novel) GenresThriller, Drama, Mystery, War film CastRay Milland (Clay Douglas), Patricia Roc (Elspeth Graham), Marius Goring (Sholto Lewis), Hugh Sinclair (Hamish McArran), Naunton Wayne (Reggie Sinclair), Edward Rigby (Idwal Llewellyn) Similar moviesYou Only Live Twice, Dr. No, For Your Eyes Only, From Russia With Love, The Living Daylights, The Spy Who Loved Me
TaglineA man on a man hunt!
Circle of Danger is a 1951 British thriller film directed by Jacques Tourneur which stars Ray Milland, Patricia Roc and Naunton Wayne. An American travels to England to discover the truth behind his brother's death during the Second World War. It was based on a novel by Philip MacDonald.
In The New York Times its anonymous reviewer wrote: "British restraint in acting and dialogue is almost painfully evident throughout the proceedings". Although Milland's acting is praised for its "naturalness, a quality which, it might be added, may be due in part to the unadorned and often expert dialogue turned out by Philip MacDonald", the film despite a decent British supporting cast, "is still an unexciting and largely placid adventure". Dennis Schwartz wrote of the film in 2013: "Though routine, the highly skilled Tourneur does his best to keep it lively, watchable and enjoyable."