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Dangerously They Live (1941)





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In this wartime drama, a doctor discovers that one of his patients isn't as crazy as he thought, with dangerous consequences for the whole world. Dr. Michael Lewis (John Garfield) is an intern at a hospital where a woman named Jane (Nancy Coleman) is admitted. Jane was injured in a car wreck, and she tells Michael a remarkable story. She claims that she is actually an espionage agent with top-secret information that could help the Allied war effort; the accident occurred while she was trying to escape from Axis spies who will do anything to get her documents. Michael, who is supposed to keep an eye on Jane, thinks she must be delusional, and when psychiatrist Dr. Ingersol (Raymond Massey) arrives with Jane's father, Mr. Goodwin (Moroni Olsen), he signs Jane out in their custody. However, Michael soon discovers that Mr. Goodwin isn't Jane's father at all; he and Ingersol are actually the Nazi spies Jane was fleeing in the accident, and someone must rescue her before it's too late, both for Jane and the Allied war effort. Dangerously They Live was scripted by Marion Parsonnet from her novel, Remember Tomorrow.


Nancy Coleman
as Jane Graystone
John Garfield
as Dr. Michael Lewis
Raymond Massey
as Dr. Ingersoll
Lee Patrick
as Head Nurse Johnson
Moroni Olsen
as Mr. Goodwin
Cliff Clark
as John Dill
Roland Drew
as Dr. Murdock
Arthur Ayleswofth
as Gate Keeper
John Harmon
as George, Taxi Driver
Matthew Boulton
as Capt. Hunter
Gavin Muir
as Capt. Strong
Ilka Gruning
as Mrs. Steiner
Frank M. Thomas
as Ralph Bryan
Glen Cavender
as Tobacconist
Adolph Milar
as Storekeeper
Jack Mower
as Mailman
Leah Baird
as Telephone Operator
Henry Victor
as Capt. Horst
Henry Rowland
as Telegraph Operator
Leslie Denison
as Flt. Lt. Tyler
Sven Hugo Borg
as Under Officer
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Critic Reviews for Dangerously They Live

All Critics (2)

The movie is fast-paced and the performances are excellent. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

An entertaining propaganda piece that is fitting for the wartime.

June 16, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dangerously They Live


Competent programmer beneath the talents of Garfield and Massey.

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