Highly Dangerous (1950, Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark)

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90 min - Action, Thriller - 6 December 1950
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King of the '50s thriller novelist Eric Ambler wrote this story to highlight the talents of Margaret Lockwood, who had recently been the top star of British cinema. Here she plays Frances Gray, a prim and proper entomologist who is recruited by the British secret service to investigate an obscure Balkan state's attempt to develop biological weapons.

Unfortunately, Gray runs into trouble almost immediately when she shares a train carriage with local police chief Anton Razinski (Marius Goring), who sees that in her baggage she's carrying an amount of scientific equipment. Realising that her purpose is less than honourable, the Balkan government frames Gray for murder and arrests her. Part of the interrogation involves Gray being injected with a truth serum. Despite this, she manages to escape and team up with American journalist Bill Casey (Dane Clark). Unfortunately, she is still under the influence of the drug and believes herself to be the heroine in a radio play as she and Casey embark on a mission to liberate some insects infected with the lethal bacteria that are being held in a conservatory...

Director:  Roy Ward Baker
Writers:  Eric Ambler
Producer:  Antony Darnborough
Composer:  Richard Addinsell
Director of Photography:  Reginald H. Wyer


Production Details

Production Companies:  Two Cities Films

Release Date:  6 December 1950

Running Time:  1 h 30 min

Genres: Action, Thriller
Country:   United Kingdom

Language:  English

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