Background to Danger Reviews
(1943) Background To Danger
Based on the Eric Ambler novel called "Uncommon Danger" clocking at less than an hour and a half starring George Raft as Joe Barton who's an American spy infiltrating a Nazi ring who're trying to start a war between Turkey and Russia.
Although many action and chase sequences are very tame and cheesy to look at, it's still engrossing because it's fast paced cutting tot he chase.
3 out of 4 stars
Despite the awkward title, Background to Danger (henceforth referred to as "BtD") is a generally fun espionage thriller. The pacing is very 1940s, but looks fairly good. A rich B&W palate dishes up the constantly revolving settings.
As with many movies from the era, the action is in the wordplay and not the plot itself. However, there is one frantic car chase scene to really punch home the action element of the movie.
Worth seeing despite its flaws.
George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Osa Massen
Nazis, Soviets and American agent Raft are all after a cache of secret documents in the mysterious back alleys of WWII Turkey. Great, fast-moving spy tale handled expertly by Walsh. Based on Eric Ambler's Uncommon Danger...
I love WWII spy movies and this was a good one, released at the height of the war.
Since I am a thinker about different kinds of things, I'm going to ramble for awhile - LOL.
Lately I've been thinking about people - all sorts of people. We all seem to have strengths and weaknesses; good attitudes, bad attitudes; clarity and blind sides; laughter and tears. I'm usually harder on myself than I am on other people; I'm usually more critical of Christians (it takes one to know one ;) ) than of others, e.g., TV "christians" really irritate me, but I personally know smart, kind, funny Christians as well. Anyway, I digress...
I wish I could encourage more women and girls to appreciate themselves just as they are. Our culture is too anglo-youth, size 0-2 oriented - it really irkes me, because sometimes I fall prey to the culture and feel inferior to other women, and I mentally compare myself to others all the time.
This year has been a tough one for not only myself, but others I care about. Surgeries, assaults, chronic illnesses of various types, financial problems, all sorts of situations that cause stress (oh yeah, and a certain car accident, too!!). I find that these happenings which one has no control over really affect one's view of their world. For myself, one moment I'm lucid and have complete thoughts; the next moment I can't even put three words together.
IQ: Because I academically sucked in grade school through 8th grade (didn't really start to "get it" till my sophomore year of High School), my IQ number is probably too important to me. In the past year I have taken two different tests. The first test I took was not timed and I used a dictionary, ruler and calculator (American ingenuity!) and I scored 127. The second test was timed and I had to do all calculations in my head, my right-brain froze me (in other words, screwed me over) and my score was 116. Even though I know it's just a number I really want to be brilliant like some of my friends who are in the 135-160 range. Oh well, I do have "street smarts" which a lot of people don't seem to have, and I know how to think "outside the box."
Tomorrow is completely open for me like today - what bliss to be a lady of leisure, even if it's just for a day or two. :cool:
Love and peace. Mik