The Threat (1949)

The Threat


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Homicidal criminal Charles McGraw busts out of jail, kidnapping the three people responsible for his incarceration. The hapless hostages include detective Michael O'Shea, district attorney Frank Conroy, and nightclub singer Virginia Grey. McGraw makes no secret of his plans to kill O'Shea and Conroy once he has successfully made a getaway; he has other plans for Grey, however, and for a while it seems as though she'll willingly play along with him. The cat-and-mouse game reaches its peak of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dick I.Hyland, Hugh King
In Theaters:
RKO Radio Pictures


as Arnold 'Red' Kluger

as Detective Ray Willia...

as Ann Williams

as Joe Turner
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 31, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

... opens with a rat-a-tat energy, quite literally: a prison break, a whining siren, and then the almost unbroken blasts of machine gun fire...

Full Review… | October 22, 2011
Parallax View

'Kluger's out!' -- Those are the first words spoken, and they convey a sense of urgency that is pretty much sustained throughout the economical 66-minute running time of this taut deadline thriller

Full Review… | September 16, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Plenty of tough action.

Full Review… | April 28, 2003
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