Circle of Danger

Circle of Danger is a 1951 British thriller film directed by Jacques Tourneur which stars Ray Milland, Patricia Roc and Naunton Wayne.[1] An American travels to England to discover the truth behind his brother's death during the Second World War.[2] It was based on a novel by Philip MacDonald.

Circle of Danger
Directed byJacques Tourneur
Produced byJoan Harrison
David E. Rose
John R. Sloan
Screenplay byPhilip MacDonald
Based onthe novel Circle of Danger by Philip MacDonald
StarringRay Milland
Patricia Roc
Music byRobert Farnon
CinematographyOswald Morris
Gilbert Taylor
Edited byAlan Osbiston
Coronado Productions (England) Limited
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures (UK)
Release date
21 May 1951
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

In The New York Times its anonymous reviewer wrote: "British restraint in acting and dialogue is almost painfully evident throughout the proceedings". Although Milland's acting is praised for its "naturalness, a quality which, it might be added, may be due in part to the unadorned and often expert dialogue turned out by Philip MacDonald", the film despite a decent British supporting cast, "is still an unexciting and largely placid adventure".[3] Dennis Schwartz wrote of the film in 2013: "Though routine, the highly skilled Tourneur does his best to keep it lively, watchable and enjoyable."[4]


  3. "Ray Milland in 'Circle of Danger'". 12 July 1951. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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