Circle Of Danger

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"A man on a man hunt!"
  • Approved
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.5  (923)

Circle of Danger is a gripping and suspenseful British thriller from 1951, directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Ray Milland in the lead role. The film tells the story of an American World War II veteran named Clay Douglas who travels to England to investigate the death of his brother, who had been working as a scientist in a small town when he was killed in mysterious circumstances.

As Douglas tries to uncover the truth about his brother's death, he encounters a number of obstacles and meets a variety of suspicious characters. He is particularly drawn to a woman named Elspeth Graham, played by Patricia Roc, a former acquaintance of his brother's who appears to know more than she lets on. With her help, Douglas embarks on a dangerous journey through the English countryside, as he tries to piece together the puzzle of his brother's death.

The film is notable for its moody, atmospheric tone, which is enhanced by the beautiful black-and-white cinematography of Oswald Morris. Tourneur uses a range of visual techniques to heighten the tension and keep the audience on the edge of their seats, from the use of shadows and reflections to the clever framing of shots to suggest hidden dangers lurking just out of sight.

The performances are also top-notch, particularly that of Ray Milland, who lends the film a sense of urgency and gravitas with his portrayal of Douglas. He portrays the character as a man who is both driven by a desire for revenge and haunted by the memories of his own wartime experiences, which add a layer of complexity and depth to the film.

Patricia Roc is also excellent as Elspeth, bringing a sense of vulnerability and ambiguity to her role. She is clearly hiding things from Douglas, but it is never quite clear whether she is motivated by love, fear, or something else entirely. Marius Goring is similarly strong as a mysterious man named Mr. Roote, who seems to be lurking in the background of the story, watching and waiting for his moment to strike.

Overall, Circle of Danger is a well-crafted and engaging thriller that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. While it may not be as well-known as some of the other classic suspense films of the era, it deserves a place among them for its excellent performances, stylish direction, and masterful storytelling.

Circle Of Danger is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    1 hr 26 min
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    6.5  (923)