Background to Danger

Overview

Eric Ambler's intriguing novel Uncommon Danger is brought down to a Republic serial level in Warner Bros.' Background to Danger. George Raft, who always seems miscast, plays an American undercover intelligence agent operating in Turkey. Sultry Osa Massen passes on some valuable secret papers to Raft just before she is killed. Our Hero then finds himself at the mercy of enemy agent Sidney Greenstreet, who knows that the papers contain Nazi plans to invade Turkey. Despite several brutal beatings, Raft and his ...
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Overview

Eric Ambler's intriguing novel Uncommon Danger is brought down to a Republic serial level in Warner Bros.' Background to Danger. George Raft, who always seems miscast, plays an American undercover intelligence agent operating in Turkey. Sultry Osa Massen passes on some valuable secret papers to Raft just before she is killed. Our Hero then finds himself at the mercy of enemy agent Sidney Greenstreet, who knows that the papers contain Nazi plans to invade Turkey. Despite several brutal beatings, Raft and his cohorts Peter Lorre a good guy for a change and Brenda Marshall turn the tables on Greenstreet. Background to Danger was the first of many Warner Bros. follow-ups to the studio's megahit Casablanca; it's also the film wherein the prankish Peter Lorre stole George Raft's hat between takes--an affront that rankled the touchy Raft to his dying day.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • UPC: 883316257173
  • Original Release: 1943
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Remastered / B&W / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,722

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Raft Joe Barton
Brenda Marshall Tamara
Sydney Greenstreet Col. Robinson
Peter Lorre Zaleshoff
Osa Massen Ana Remzi
Kurt Katch Mailler
Daniel Ocko Rashenko
Frank Puglia Syrian Vendor
Pedro de Cordoba Old Turk
Willard Robertson McNamara
Jean de Briac
William Edmunds
Curt Furberg Von Popen
Steven Geray Raider
Lisa Golm
Charles Irwin
David Kashner
Manart Kippen
Kurt Kreuger
Charles La Torre
Michael Mark
Ray Miller
Nestor Paiva
Paul Porcasi
Frank Reicher Rudick
Otto Reichow
Georges Renavent
Irene Seidner
William Von Brincken
Raoul Walsh
William Yetter Jr.
Demetrius Emanuel
Lou Marcelle
Turhan Bey Hassan
Technical Credits
Raoul Walsh Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
W.R. Burnett Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Gaudio Cinematographer
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
Jack Killifer Editor
Warren Lynch Special Effects
Hugh Reticker Jr. Art Director
Casey Roberts Set Decoration/Design
Dolph Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
Willard Van Enger Special Effects
Richard Van Enger Special Effects
Jerry Wald Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup
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