Circle of Danger

1951

Jacques Tourneur
Director
RKO Radio Pictures
Studio

American goes to Britain to discover how his brother was killed during the war, encountering evasion and misdirection while trying to learn the truth.

Excellent film, one of Tourneur's best. Interesting parallels with The Third Man: brash American in search of truth, who finds it despite everyone warning him away, only to find that perhaps it's better not to know after all. Fine performances by the whole cast, but especially Goring, who is fantastically fey. Only detriment is a trite and twee romantic happy ending that seems tacked on (and probably was). Nonetheless, this is a film that rewards re-watching, and deserves to be much more well known.

-Dave W.



17th April 1951
Cinema



86 mins
1.37:1


19th April 1951
Cinema



86 mins
1.37:1



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Ray Milland
Clay Douglas
Patricia Roc
Elspeth Graham
Marius Goring
Sholto Lewis
Hugh Sinclair
Hamish McArran
Naunton Wayne
Reggie Sinclair
Edward Rigby
Idwal Llewellyn
Marjorie Fielding
Margaret McArran
John Bailey
Pape Llewellyn
Colin Gordon
Colonel Fairbairn
Dora Bryan
'Bubbles' Fitzgerald
Reginald Beckwith
Oliver
David Hutcheson
Tony Wrexham
Michael Brennan
Bert Oakshott
Philip Dale
Jim Stoner
Archie Duncan
Angus
Nora Gordon
Sheila
George Margo
Sim
Unknown
Schooner Crewman
Unknown
Schooner Crewman
Peter Butterworth
Ernie, the Diver
Michael Corcoran
Taxi Driver
Constance Fraser
War Office Secretary
Ben Williams
Mine Official
Unknown
Andrew Dunlop
Unknown
Meg Robertson
Robert Dickens
Jock Buchanan
Unknown
Gerald, Dance Instructor
Unknown
Savoy Reception Clerk
Eric Berry
Savoy Reception Clerk
Tony Spear
Man at Savoy Reception
Unknown
Covent Garden Market Worker
Chris Adcock
Covent Garden Market Worker
Jack Arrow
Covent Garden Market Worker
Unknown
Covent Garden Market Worker
Fred Essex
George, Publican
Unknown Male 1
Geronimo's Patron
Arnold Diamond
Geronimo's Waiter
Unknown
Geronimo's Concierge
Victor Harrington
Geronimo's Patron
Pat Ryan
Geronimo's Patron
Paul Phillips
Geronimo's Waiter
Unknown
Geronimo's Waiter
Mark Singleton
Geronimo's Waiter wih Bill
Eileen Way
Mrs. Matthews, Elspeth's Housekeeper
Unknown
Lewis' Butler
Unknown
Lorry Driver
Erik Chitty
Box Office Clerk
Patricia Davidson
Gushing Admirer
(not 100% certain)
Unknown
Admirer
Molly Hamley Clifford
Admirer
Unknown
Theatre Usher
Charles Hammond
Party Waiter
Unknown
Dancer at Party
(David Paltenghi?)
Rufus Cruickshank
Large Scottish Admirer
Grace Denbeigh-Russell
Undetermined Role
Edwin Ellis
Undetermined Role
Basil Lord
Undetermined Role
Nellie Bywater
Schooner in Opening

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