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Background to Danger

Background to Danger

George Raft
Director: Raoul Walsh Cast: George Raft
George Raft
, Brenda Marshall
Brenda Marshall
, Sydney Greenstreet
Sydney Greenstreet
Raoul Walsh

DVD (Remastered / B&W / Full Frame)

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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: 07/13/2010
UPC: 0883316257173
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 7,829

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 Actor
William Edmunds Actor
Curt Furberg Von Popen
Steven Geray Raider
Lisa Golm Actor
Charles Irwin Actor
David Kashner Actor
Manart Kippen Actor
Kurt Kreuger Actor
Charles La Torre Actor
Michael Mark Actor
Ray Miller Actor
Nestor Paiva Actor
Paul Porcasi Actor
Frank Reicher Rudick
Otto Reichow Actor
Georges Renavent Actor
Irene Seidner Actor
William Von Brincken Actor
Raoul Walsh Actor
William Yetter Actor
Demetrius Emanuel Actor
Lou Marcelle Actor
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 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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