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Highly Dangerous

1950

Roy Ward Baker
Director
(as Roy Baker)
Two Cities Films
Production Company

Lady entomologist Lockwood is sent on a mission behind the Iron Curtain to gather information on possible biological warfare tests being conducted by the Enemy.

Well-done early Cold War thriller, partly comic, partly harrowing, helped by an excellent cast. Lockwood and Clark make a fun pairing, and Goring is excellent as a toad-like apparatchik. The comic ending isn’t as perfect an ending as it could be, but in the context of the period, the rationing jokes work well. Overall an excellent film, and makes an interesting triptych with Lockwood's other, better known, spying adventures, The Lady Vanishes and Night Train to Munich. Indeed, there is a sublime moment in this film, when Lockwood arrives in Zovgorod. She sees an old lady patiently waiting, and thinks it is her contact before realizing it isn't. Lockwood gives a wistful little smile, as if remembering a certain Miss Froy. A charming and subtle little in-joke, in a film that has many such nods.

-Dave W.



1st December 1950
Cinema



90 mins
1.37:1


12th October 1951
Cinema



90 mins
1.37:1



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Margaret Lockwood
Frances Gray
Dane Clark
Bill Casey
Marius Goring
Commandant Anton Razinski
Naunton Wayne
Mr. Hedgerley
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Mr. Luke, British Chargés d'affaires
Eugene Deckers
'Alf', Frances' Contact
Olaf Pooley
Detective-Interrogator
Gladys Henson
Airport Snack Bar Attendant
Paul Hardtmuth
The Priest
Michael Hordern
Owens, Biological Control Laboratory Director
George Benson
Snack Bar Customer
Eric Pohlmann
Joe, Café Mimosa Barman
John Horsley
Senior Customs Officer
Patric Doonan
Customs Officer
Joan Haythorne
Judy
Ernest Butcher
Tom, Lab Assistant
Anthony Newley
Air Transport Agent
Robert Gregory
Man in Laboratory Car Park
Adrian Waller
Radio Voice: BBC Announcer
Hamilton Humphries
Radio Voice: Frank Conway Radio Announcer
Noel Johnson
Radio Voice: Frank Conway
John Mann
Radio Voice: Rusty
Lance Secretan
Alan
Toni Frost
Air Hostess
Hector MacGregor
Customs Officer on Train
Richard Marner
Customs Soldier on Train
Peter Zander
Soldier at Zovgorod Station
Unknown Female 3
Woman at Zovgorod Station
Unknown 8559-04
Woman at Zovgorod Station
(not Miss Froy :)
Wolf Frees
Sinister Man at Zovgorod Station
Marga Ekhart
Sinister Man's Mama
Paul Demel
Hotel Grand Ritz Reception Clerk
Philo Hauser
Café Mimosa Waiter
Louis Matto
Café Mimosa Waiter
Rex Garner
Café Mimosa Customer
Hyma Beckley
Café Mimosa Customer
Henrik Jacobsen
Day Sentry at 1st Checkpoint
Robert Vossler
Day Sentry at 1st Checkpoint
Michael Mulcaster
Day Sentry at 2nd Checkpoint
Philip Levene
Policeman in Frances' Hotel Room/at Interrogation
Frederick Schiller
Policeman in Frances' Hotel Room/at Interrogation
Jill Balcon
Wardress
Billy Wilmot
Café Mimosa Customer
Michael Rittermann
Razinski's Agent Trailing Frances
Ferdy Mayne
Night Sentry at 1st Checkpoint
Robert Cawdron
Night Sentry at 2nd Checkpoint
Richard Molinas
NCO at 2nd Checkpoint
Unknown 8559-07
Soldier at 2nd Checkpoint
Ewen Solon
Sneezing Scientist
Unknown 8559-08
Scientist
Leo Bieber
Chess Player
Tony Arpino
Chess Playing Guard Officer
Unknown 8559-01
Soldier Who Finds Gas Can
Lionel Grose
Sentry Firing At Frances & Bill
John Gabriel
Officer on Field Telephone
(unconfirmed)
Emil Stemmler
Policeman at Frontier Station
Unknown 8559-03
Soldier at Frontier Station
Unknown 8559-05
Soldier at Frontier Station
Anton Diffring
Officer At Station Checkpoint
Eric Ambler
Train Passenger
(Screenwriter's Cameo)
Unknown 8559-06
Train Passenger
Emil Stemmler
Soldier at Station Checkpoint
Unknown 8559-09
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-12
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-13
Train Passenger
Dinah Sheridan
Train Passenger
(unconfirmed)
Unknown 8559-14
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-15
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-16
Train Passenger
Charles Hammond
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-18
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-19
Soldier st Train Checkpoint
Unknown 8559-20
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-21
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-22
Train Passenger
Hilda Green
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-23
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-24
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-25
Train Passenger
Unknown Female 6
Train Passenger
Unknown Female 3
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-10
Train Passenger Being Taken Away
Unknown 8559-26
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-27
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-28
Soldier at Train Station
Unknown 8559-30
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-32
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-31
Train Passenger Cursing Soldier
Unknown 8559-33
Train Passenger Struck by Soldier
Daniel Brown
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-34
Abusive Soldier
Unknown 8559-35
Solider Shooting Escapees
John G. Heller
Soldier at Station Checkpoint
Unknown 8559-29
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-36
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-37
Soldier at Train Station
Unknown 8559-38
Soldier at Train Station
Unknown 8559-39
Soldier at Train Station
Unknown 8559-40
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-41
Train Passenger
Antony Christoforou
Boy on Train
(unconfirmed)
Unknown 8559-42
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-43
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-44
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-45
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-46
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-47
Train Passenger
Unknown 8559-48
Train Passenger
John Wilder
Customs Officer
Unknown 8559-49
Man in Customs Queue
John Boxer
Police Sergeant at Airport Cafe
Ned Lynch
Man Passing Through Customs
Audrey Noble
Snack Bar Customer
Unknown 8559-50
Air Hostess Handing in Manifest
Douglas DC-3
Aircraft at Croydon Airport
(G-AGHL)
Vickers Viking
Airliner (G-AHPI)

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