Background to Danger Overview:

Background to Danger (1943) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Jack L. Warner and Jerry Wald.


Nazis, Soviets, and American agent Raft are all after a cache of secret documents in the mysterious back alleys of WWII Turkey. A great, fast-moving spy tale handled expertly by Walsh. Based on Eric Ambler's Uncommon Danger.

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Background to Danger (1943) with George Raft and Peter Lorre

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Colonel Robinson: [To Rudick] In international diplomacy, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight line.

Joe Barton: There's a couple of numbers that won't do you any good. They're in Brooklyn.

Joe Barton: When you flop in your country you end up in a coffin.

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The three photographs of possible Roumanian secret agents which McNamara shows Joe were those of the Warner Bros. contract players 'Paul Panzer', Glen Cavender and Stuart Holmes. Those three are not actually in the movie. The fourth photograph was that of Leo White who is seen in an early scene whispering in someone's ear.
Sydney Greenstreet filmed a special trailer where he talks directly to the camera.
Rudick is referred to as being 52 years old my Col. Robinson. Actor Frank Reicher looks every year his real age - 68.
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