Where Danger Lives

Synopsis: One night at the hospital, young doctor Jeff Cameron meets Margo, who's brought in after a suicide attempt. He quickly falls for her and they become romantically involved, but it turns out that Margo is married. At a confrontation, Margo's husband is killed and Jeff and Margo flee. Heading for Mexico, they try to outrun the law.
Director(s): John Farrow
Production: RKO Radio Pictures
82 min

I hope she likes herself

in the morning.

Are you ready to make out

the report, doctor?

Yes, but I'd like to talk

to that fellow that brought her.

Oh, he left just after you saw him.

He wouldn't leave any name.

Uh, did he say who the lady was?

He wouldn't tell us a thing.

Really stubborn.

- Good night, doctor.

- Good night.

Good morning, Dr. Cameron.

- Good morning, Dorothy.

Oh, Dr. Cameron.

- This wire just came.

- Thank you, doll.

James, how's the lady

who's partial to red roses?

- Oh, you mean the Jane Doe.

- You mean she's dead?

Oh, no, doctor. She left two hours ago.

Then why did you call her

the Jane Doe?

The damsel gave her name as Miss

Margaret Locksley of 3164 Lake Street.

Lake Street ends in the 2900 block.

Well, she gave a phony name

and skipped, eh?

- Try the phone book?

- It's all been checked.

The name Locksley

is conspicuous by its absence.

Hello, kitty.

Hello. Is this 112 Sea Cliff?

- Yes, sir. Dr. Cameron?

- Yes.

Will you please come into the library?

Does the cat come in too?

- No, sir.

She lives next door.

She isn't allowed in.

This way, please, sir.

Dr. Cameron?

Good evening.

I'm glad you got my telegram.

I think I am too, Miss, uh...

My real name is Lannington.

Margo Lannington.

- It's a beautiful place.

- Surprised?

Well, you said

you had nothing to live for.

I wouldn't exactly call this nothing.

I guess I do owe you an explanation.

No, you owe one to the police.

An attempted suicide

must be reported...

...even under an assumed name.

But I couldn't give my real one.

You've just given it to me.

Isn't that putting an awful lot

of trust in a stranger?

Somehow I...

- I don't think of you as a stranger.

That's nice.

Then maybe you won't mind

answering a few questions...

...about that other vanishing character.

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Charles Bennett

Charles Bennett was an English playwright, screenwriter and director probably best known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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