Dangerously They Live (1941)

77-78 mins | Drama | 14 February 1941

Director:

Robert Florey

Producer:

Bryan Foy

Cinematographer:

L. W. O'Connell

Editor:

Harold McLernon

Production Designer:

Hugh Reticker

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's working title was Remember Tomorrow . A pre-production press release included in the file on the film at the AMPAS Library announced that the film would star Priscilla Lane and Richard ... More Less

The film's working title was Remember Tomorrow . A pre-production press release included in the file on the film at the AMPAS Library announced that the film would star Priscilla Lane and Richard Whorf. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
27 Dec 1941.
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Daily Variety
22 Dec 1941.
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Film Daily
24 Dec 41
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Sep 41
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
26 Sep 41
p. 17.
Hollywood Reporter
23 Dec 41
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
27 Dec 41
pp. 429-30.
New York Times
11 Apr 42
p. 9.
Variety
15 Apr 42
p. 8.
CAST
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Warner Bros.--First National Picture
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CREDITED AS
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DIRECTORS
Dial dir
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WRITER
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SOUND
MAKEUP
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Remember Tomorrow
Release Date:
14 February 1941
Production Date:
15220
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 February 1942
Copyright Number:
LP11080
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
77-78
Length(in feet):
6,888
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

While Jane Greystone, a New York operative with British Intelligence, is en route to Grand Central Station with vital shipping information, she is kidnapped by a phony taxi driver named George. On the way, the taxi is involved in an accident and Jane and George are picked up by an ambulance staffed by Dr. Michael Lewis. Jane claims to be suffering from amnesia, and George relays this information to his superiors. One of them, Mr. Goodwin, arrives at the hospital claiming to be Jane's father and brings with him Dr. Ingersoll, a specialist in amnesia and the real head of the spies. Jane tells Mike that Goodwin is not her father, but rather is a man determined to learn the secret she possesses. Mike does not really believe her, but nonetheless agrees to help her. When Goodwin insists on placing Jane under Ingersoll's care at his home, Jane begs Mike to accompany them. At the Goodwins', Mike soon realizes that he is being carefully guarded. His call to the hospital is monitored and he is not allowed to leave the grounds. When he notices a gun in the butler's pocket, he understands that he and Jane are prisoners. Soon, Ingersoll discovers that Jane does not have amnesia, and Mike is forbidden to see her alone. That night, Jane is drugged at dinner and Ingersoll injects her with a truth serum but she does not reveal her secret. In the meantime, Mike manages to escape and summons the sheriff, but when they arrive at the Goodwins', the house is deserted except for Ingersoll. Ingersoll suggests that Mike take his story to ... +


While Jane Greystone, a New York operative with British Intelligence, is en route to Grand Central Station with vital shipping information, she is kidnapped by a phony taxi driver named George. On the way, the taxi is involved in an accident and Jane and George are picked up by an ambulance staffed by Dr. Michael Lewis. Jane claims to be suffering from amnesia, and George relays this information to his superiors. One of them, Mr. Goodwin, arrives at the hospital claiming to be Jane's father and brings with him Dr. Ingersoll, a specialist in amnesia and the real head of the spies. Jane tells Mike that Goodwin is not her father, but rather is a man determined to learn the secret she possesses. Mike does not really believe her, but nonetheless agrees to help her. When Goodwin insists on placing Jane under Ingersoll's care at his home, Jane begs Mike to accompany them. At the Goodwins', Mike soon realizes that he is being carefully guarded. His call to the hospital is monitored and he is not allowed to leave the grounds. When he notices a gun in the butler's pocket, he understands that he and Jane are prisoners. Soon, Ingersoll discovers that Jane does not have amnesia, and Mike is forbidden to see her alone. That night, Jane is drugged at dinner and Ingersoll injects her with a truth serum but she does not reveal her secret. In the meantime, Mike manages to escape and summons the sheriff, but when they arrive at the Goodwins', the house is deserted except for Ingersoll. Ingersoll suggests that Mike take his story to his old friend the district attorney and there convinces the district attorney that Mike is paranoid and should be committed. For a fee, one of Mike's jailers offers to help him escape, but outside, two of Ingersoll's thugs are waiting to take him to a secret headquarters inside Steiner's delicatessen. When Steiner tries to stop Goodwin and his men from executing their plans, he is killed. Jane then agrees to tell the spies what they want to know. Meanwhile, Mike overcomes his guard and pretends to be dead. After the spies transmit Jane's information to some waiting U-boats, she confesses that she lied. They are about to kill her when Mike breaks into the room, thus allowing Jane to telephone her contacts. On her advice, they dispatch fighter airplanes to the U-boats' location and the boats are destroyed. Jane and Mike are now free to admit their love for each another. +

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