• On Dangerous Ground

    1951. USA. Nicholas Ray. 82 min.

Sunday, August 29, 2010, 2:30 p.m.


  • On Dangerous Ground

    1951. USA. Directed by Nicholas Ray. Screenplay by A. I. Bezzerides, based on the novel Mad with Much Heart, by Gerald Butler. With Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan. The hunt for a police killer has on-the-edge big-city detective Jim Wilson about to jump out of his skin, and his behavior is decidedly not “by the book.” When he is sent to the country to cool off, he meets Mary, a blind woman, amid the serene, almost spiritual winter setting. In one of the most visually bifurcated films ever made, the shadowy, malevolent cityscape gives way to an icy and silent countryside 82 min.

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