On Dangerous Ground

  • Dir: Nicholas Ray

  • USA, 1951, 82minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond

In this crime film that subverts all conventions of the genre, Robert Ryan plays the iconic cop, too driven and brutal even for the streets of New York. He is sent upstate for a murder investigation and some tempering. Becoming personally involved in the case, though, he comes to understand the complexity of criminals and the people who suffer alongside them. Ida Lupino, as a loving protection figure to the damaged youth – a character so beloved of Ray, transforms a melodramatic story into a powerful vision of redemption.


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