On Dangerous Ground

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"Why do you make me do it?" New York cop Jim Wilson asks the hoodlum he's about to smash senseless. Jim has seen it all on the city's shadowy streets: killers, thugs, pimps, sadists. And the experience has cost him his soul. Ironically, his redemption... read more
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"Why do you make me do it?" New York cop Jim Wilson asks the hoodlum he's about to smash senseless. Jim has seen it all on the city's shadowy streets: killers, thugs, pimps, sadists. And the experience has cost him his soul. Ironically, his redemption may come in his next case, a brutal murder that brings him into the open sky and white light of the countryside.and into the arms of a beautiful blind woman. Directed with intensity by Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause, They Live by Night) and featuring a haunting score by Bernard Herrmann (Psycho), On Dangerous Ground is a taut, rapid-paced manhunt with two fine stars at its tortured heart. Noir master Robert Ryan captures Jim's agonized self-hatred. And Ida Lupino burnishes the screen as the sightless angel whose compassion gives him one last chance at life. 

Original Release

12/13/1951

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Cast

Ida Lupino Mary Malden
Robert Ryan Jim Wilson
Ward Bond Walter Brent
Charles Kemper Pop Daly
Anthony Ross Pete Santos
Ed Begley Capt. Brawley
Ian Wolfe Sheriff Carrey
Sumner Williams Danny Malden
Gus Schilling Lucky
Frank Ferguson Willows
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino

Writers

A.I. Bezzerides, Nicholas Ray, Gerald Butler

Cast

Ida Lupino Mary Malden
Robert Ryan Jim Wilson
Ward Bond Walter Brent
Charles Kemper Pop Daly
Anthony Ross Pete Santos
Ed Begley Capt. Brawley
Ian Wolfe Sheriff Carrey
Sumner Williams Danny Malden
Gus Schilling Lucky
Frank Ferguson Willows
Cleo Moore Myrna Bowers
Olive Carey Mrs. Brent
Richard Irving Bernie Tucker
Patricia Prest Julie Brent (as Pat Prest)
Nita Talbot Woman in Bar (uncredited)
Joe Devlin Bartender

Producers

Sid Rogell Executive Producer
John Houseman Producer

Editors

Roland Gross

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