On Dangerous Ground (1952)
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as Jim Wilson
as Mary Malden
as Walter Brent
as Pop Daly
as Pete Santos
as Capt. Brawley
as Danny Malden
as Mrs. Brent
as Hotel Clerk
as Woman in Bar
as Stretcher Bearer
as Peggy Santos
as Gabini, Newsdealer
as Sgt. Wendell
as Doc Hyman
Critic Reviews for On Dangerous Ground
The performances are potent, the direction by Nicholas Ray is suitably moody, and the score by Bernard Herrmann is terrific.
An exalted modulation from harsh to lyrical and back, the culmination of Nicholas Ray's Borzagean side
What succeeds in On Dangerous Ground is the raw emotionalism that bleeds out from the screen, unmatched in any of Ray's other films.
Nicholas Ray's classic noir starring Ryan and Lupino.
Audience Reviews for On Dangerous Ground
Atmospheric noir mood piece with excellent work by greats Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino with an evocative score by Bernard Hermann, reportedly his favorite of all his work.
Really interesting Noir from Nicholas Ray. It's sort of the Dusk till Dawn of it's day. It's a picture of two distinct halves. The first a police film. The second a chase. It's easy to see why this film, with it's early use of hand held camera was an inspiration for the French new wave. As Godard said "Nicholas Ray is cinema"
A great psychological noir. Completely changes tone in the middle which almost makes watching this film like a double feature.
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