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Director  Roy Ward Baker
Music director  Richard Addinsell
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Country  United Kingdom
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Thriller
Screenplay  Eric Ambler
Writer  Eric Ambler
Language  English
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Release date  6 December 1950 (London)
Cast  Margaret Lockwood (Frances Gray), Dane Clark (Bill Casey), Marius Goring (Commandant Anton Razinski), Naunton Wayne (Mr. Hedgerley), Wilfrid Hyde-White (Mr. Luke, British consul (as Wilfrid Hyde White)), Eugene Deckers (Alf, the 'contact')
Similar movies  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, All the President's Men, The Paperboy, Defence of The Realm, The Angry Hills
Tagline  ... to have ... hold or HATE!

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Highly Dangerous is a 1950 British spy film starring Margaret Lockwood. The screenplay was written by Eric Ambler.

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It was released in the US as Time Running Out.

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Plot

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Frances Gray is as a British entomologist trying to stop a biological attack with the help of an American journalist.

Cast

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  • Margaret Lockwood as Frances Gray
  • Dane Clark as Bill Casey
  • Marius Goring as Commandant Anton Razinski
  • Naunton Wayne as Mr. Hedgerley
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White as Mr. Luke (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
  • Eugene Deckers as Alf
  • Olaf Pooley as Detective-Interrogator
  • Gladys Henson as Attendant
  • Paul Hardtmuth as Priest
  • Michael Hordern as Lab Director Owens
  • George Benson as Sandwich Stand Customer
  • Eric Pohlmann as Joe
  • Joan Haythorne as Judy
  • Patric Doonan as Customs Man
  • Anthony Newley as Operator
  • Production

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    Margaret Lockwood had not made a film in 18 months following Madness of the Heart, focusing on stage work. Earl St. John wanted a comeback vehicle and commissioned Eric Ambler to write her a film specifically as a vehicle for Lockwood. Although he had recently specialised in melodramas, Highly Dangerous was a comedy thriller in the vein of Lockwood's earlier hits, The Lady Vanishes and Night Train to Munich. It was directed by Roy Ward Baker, who had served with Ambler during the war.

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    "One thing about Eric is that he presents you with a script that is beautifully finished in every detail", said Baker.

    "I think Margaret Lockwood wanted to play a modern woman", recalled Baker. "It was actually Eric Ambler's first or second book, although the book had a different title and its main character was a man; Eric changed it to a woman to make it more interesting."

    The filmmakers wanted a Hollywood leading man to play opposite Lockwood. Wendell Corey was originally sought before the role was given to Dane Clark, who had recently left Warner Bros. Filming started in June 1950 and took place at Pinewood Studios.

    Reception

    Baker later said that "Highly Dangerous wasn't a very successful picture.... It was a good idea although I don't think I did it very well."

    References

    Highly Dangerous Wikipedia
    Highly Dangerous IMDb Highly Dangerous themoviedb.org


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