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On Dangerous Ground (1952) was a Film Noir - Crime Film directed by Nicholas Ray and Ida Lupino and produced by John Houseman and Sid Rogell.

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On Dangerous Ground (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Father hear my prayer. Forgive him as you have forgiven all your children who have sinned. Don’t turn your face from him. Bring him, at last, to rest in your peace which he could never have found here. ~ Ida Lupino as Mary Malden On Dangerous Ground is essentially a throwaway plot about nothin... Read full article


On Dangerous Ground (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Father hear my prayer. Forgive him as you have forgiven all your children who have sinned. Don’t turn your face from him. Bring him, at last, to rest in your peace which he could never have found here. ~ Ida Lupino as Mary Malden On Dangerous Ground is essentially a throwaway plot about nothin... Read full article


Warner Archive: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan and Thrills in On Dangerous Ground (1951)

By KC on Nov 3, 2016 From Classic Movies

The romantic noir thriller On Dangerous Ground (1952) transcends an uninspired story thanks to the special talents of its cast and crew. Directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino and scored by Bernard Herrmann, the economical production makes a surprising emotional connection. No... Read full article


On Dangerous Ground (1951)

By Beatrice on Aug 14, 2015 From Flickers in Time

On Dangerous Ground Directed by Nicholas Ray Written by A.I. Bezzerides and Nicholas Ray from the novel “Mad With Much Heart” by Gerald Butler 1951/USA RKO Radio Pictures Repeat viewing/Film Noir Classic Collection Volume 3 Nicholas Ray combines gritty noir with tender romance and i... Read full article


ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1952)

By Theresa Brown on Jul 9, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

?ON DANGEROUS GROUND? ?is a good solid little movie. I?ve read a bit of discussion on ?tone? in films; what works…what doesn?t work. ?ODG? doesn?t have a big grandiose sweeping story. It has a simple one, in fact. But THIS is a good example of what it looks like when tone is handled right. Thi... Read full article


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Mary Malden: Tell me, how is it to be a cop?
Jim Wilson: You get so you don't trust anybody.
Mary Malden: [who is blind] You're lucky. You don't have to trust anyone. I do. I have to trust everybody.


Jim Wilson: Why do you make me do it? You know you're gonna talk! I'm gonna make you talk! I always make you punks talk! Why do you do it? Why?


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Nicholas Ray had wanted a more downbeat ending in which Wilson tries to reconcile with Mary, but she spurns him, asking him, "What difference does it make?". Wilson then returns to his job but with a newfound sense of calm. However, RKO made Ray film a new ending which is in the film.
After being completed, the film was shelved for two years, which was not uncommon in RKO under the control of Howard Hughes. Upon Hughes insistence, 10 minutes was cut out of the film, and a scene which originally was just before the ending, the assassination of Myrna, was moved to the ending of the first part of the film.
Ida Lupino directed the film for several days when Nicholas Ray fell ill.
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