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

So there was little Elmer the Elephant

with all these wild men...

...chasing him through the jungle.

Guns booming

and tanks rumbling after him...

...airplanes dive-bombing at him

from overhead.

Pretty tricky situation.

The only way for Elmer to escape

was across the big river.

The river was all flooded...

...and swollen from the rain,

like the rain we had yesterday.

If he tried to swim, he'd be

washed over the waterfall...

...great big, high waterfall.

High as the bridges

here in San Francisco.

Things looked pretty bad

for Elmer, so...

Don't excite her too much, doctor.

Excite her?

- She's asleep.

Oh, that's wonderful.

Poor little mite hasn't slept

since 3 this morning.

Well, so much for Elmer the Elephant.

Probably been drowned anyway.

You'd better tell yourself

a bedtime story.

- It's all very well to work 15 hours on...

Annie, stop bullying me.

If you don't sleep

straight through this weekend...

Hello, Dicky, how's the pulse?

- Here it is.

It's fine. Ticking just like a clock.

Better check him out.

He's here under false pretenses.

Annie says you're going away.

I told him you were leaving

the hospital, doctor...

...to go into private practice.

Oh, that.

I won't be going for weeks.

The way you're coming along...

...you'll be out of here before I am.

- Then I'll come and visit.

Fine, you do that then.

We'll have another session

about the Yankees and the Dodgers.

- I'll be seeing you.

- Okay, doc.

- Good night, kids.

Good night, doctor.

I'll tell him.

The book,

Dr. Cameron's checking out.

That's what you think.

You're wanted in Emergency.

- Oh, no, I'm off duty.

- You were.

- I've got a date with Julie.

- She's working too.

- We have a lot of traffic here.

- They can't do this.

There you are, Cameron.

Sorry to hold you, an emergency case.

Think you're pretty smart.

Isn't there anyone else?

Pogue and Fletcher are snowed under.

This one looks like another

suicide attempt.

Another one?

That's the third guy within 24 hours.

This is a woman.

You're just in time, Jeff.

We're headed for Emergency 3.

Everything ready?

It should be by the time

we get there.

Who is she?

We don't know yet. The man

who brought her in is waiting outside.

All right, Joe, wheel her into 3.

How is she?

Dr. Cameron is in charge.

- Doctor, how is she?

- You her husband?

- No.

- Are you related?

- A friend. When I saw she was ill...

- How did it happen?

I wouldn't know, doctor.

As I said, I'm just a friend.

Stick around,

I'd like to talk to you later.

Yes, doctor.

Your gown, doctor.

Shall I take the rose?

No. I'll deliver it to Julie, personally.

Tube all ready?

In three shakes.

Oxygen all set?


It's almost 8:

I'm afraid we're gonna miss that show.

Now I know what to expect

if I marry a doctor.

You should have known that by now.

- Can you make it tomorrow night?

Same time, same date, doctor.

And same rose.

All ready.

All right, let's go.

I think she's responding.

- No.

All right, take it easy.

How do you feel?

Who are you?

My name's Jeff. What's yours?



So he sent me a flower.

I like roses.

- But I like them red.

All right. Take it easy.

Am I going to be all right?


Why did you do it?

I had nothing to live for.

- Why should I live when I...?

All right, all right.

You pulled me through.

It's part of the service.

You'll thank me for it in the morning.

I'll thank you now.


Yes, doctor?

I think she'll rest all right now,

but keep an eye on her.

I will.

You know something?

I think she likes you, doctor.

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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