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Where Danger Lives

1950 1h 24m Crime Drama List
Reviews 51% Audience Score 500+ Ratings While working at a hospital, Dr. Jeff Cameron (Robert Mitchum) finds himself falling in love with Margo (Faith Domergue), an emotionally unstable woman who was hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Unsound and deceitful, Margo also has a husband (Claude Rains) of whom Cameron is unaware. When the two men find out about one another, a fight ensues that leads to the death of the husband -- though Cameron cannot recall killing him. Now, at Margo's insistence, Cameron must flee to Mexico with her. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Mitchum saves the day. Rated: C+ Sep 10, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Effective enough but with too simple an ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Mulder Classic RKO film noir, great performances and excellent direction from Farrow Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/14/23 Full Review ashley h Where Danger Lives is an okay film. It is about a young doctor who falls in love with a disturbed young woman. Robert Mitchum and Faith Domergue give decent performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. John Farrow did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review deke p Classic FILM NOIR. CLAUD RAINES! MITCHUM! as Doctor! He & gal on the run to Mexico. Great ending... leaves one thinkin "was she really trying to help him?" Saw on the MOVIE Channel , 'FILM NOIR SUNDAYS', 12.19.2021 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Lensman Nick Musuraca and director John Farrow collaborate on visualizing a hypnotic noir that will leave genre lovers spellbound. Robert Mitchum is the good guy doctor afflicted with a malignant form of love for femme fatale Faith Domergue. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Robert Mitchum gets himself into trouble by falling for a suicidal femme fatale who is brought into the hospital where he works as a doctor. He really falls hard, ditching his steady nurse girlfriend and spending all of his time with the mysterious and very wealthy young Margo (played by Faith Domergue in her debut picture). Soon, Mitchum is in a direct confrontation with her father (Claude Rains, in a brief but showy turn) that leaves him on the run to Mexico with Margo by his side. They get waylaid in a few hick towns and nearly caught by the police (or were they?) until, in the end, fate catches up with them (as you knew it would). Straightforward noir with no real frills but Mitchum is always great to watch, with his devil-may-care attitude and constant nonchalance - even here where he spends half of the movie concussed. Director John Farrow (Mia's dad) directed a few noirs (The Big Clock and Night has a Thousand Eyes, 1948) but was more of an all-rounder. Worth a look for aficionados. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis While working at a hospital, Dr. Jeff Cameron (Robert Mitchum) finds himself falling in love with Margo (Faith Domergue), an emotionally unstable woman who was hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Unsound and deceitful, Margo also has a husband (Claude Rains) of whom Cameron is unaware. When the two men find out about one another, a fight ensues that leads to the death of the husband -- though Cameron cannot recall killing him. Now, at Margo's insistence, Cameron must flee to Mexico with her.
Director
John Farrow
Producer
Irving Cummings Jr.
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jul 31, 2007
Runtime
1h 24m