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Where Danger Lives

Post by Bruce R on Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Really enjoyed the 1950 noir WHERE DANGER LIVES starring Robert Mitchum, Faith Domergue and Claude Rains.

This one keeps you engaged all the way.

Faith Domergue, the latest of Howard Hughes' protegees, made her film debut in this film. Domergue plays Margo Lannington the wife of Frederick Lannington (Claude Rains), an elderly millionaire possessed of a sadistic streak. Robert Mitchum, getting ready to start his private practice as a physician, co-stars as Jeff Cameron, a poor soul who falls in love with Margo without knowing that she's married. During a violent confrontation with the jealous Frederick, Cameron knocks the older man out and stumbles out of the room (he had been hit with a fire poker several times by the older man). Upon his return, he discovers that Frederick is dead. And then...

The only drawback to this film is Domergue's acting. She's not up to the role and had one of the many excellent femme fatales of the time been in a supporting role, it could have been even better.

Keaney gives it a 2.5 and I'd give it that or nudge it a bit higher to 3.0.

Definitely recommend this film.

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