On Dangerous Ground
This superb noir-thriller boasts brilliant performances and a terrific Bernard Herrmann score.
Dir Nicholas Ray
With Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond
A cop (Ryan), so enraged by urban crime that he often resorts to violence, is sent upstate to investigate a sex-murder. In the snowy farmlands, his encounters with a blind woman (Lupino) and the victim’s vengeful father lead him to reconsider his methods. Brilliant performances, a terrific Bernard Herrmann score and Ray’s sensitive but dynamic direction make for a superb noir thriller.