I Live on Danger
|I Live on Danger|
|Directed by||Sam White|
|Produced by||William H. Pine|
William C. Thomas
|Screenplay by||Lewis R. Foster|
|Story by||Lewis R. Foster|
|Music by||Freddie Rich|
|Edited by||William H. Ziegler|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Jeff Morrell is an ambitious radio reporter. The news of the day is the prison release of gambler Eddie Nelson, who actually was the fallguy for a criminal named Joey Farr.
While exclusively covering a ship's fire, Jeff falls for Susan Richards, but knows her to be Eddie's companion. It turns out she's Eddie's sister, not his girl, but Susan resents it when Jeff's reporting gets Eddie arrested and convicted on a new charge.
District Attorney Lamber is in cahoots with the crooks. Farr tries to flee, but is tracked to a Pennsylvania coal mine. Jeff gets there first and manages to broadcast Farr's confession, then barely get away when Farr sets off a blast of TNT. Susan loves Jeff for heroically rescuing her brother.
- Chester Morris as Jeff Morrell
- Jean Parker as Susan Richards
- Elisabeth Risdon as Mrs. Morrell
- Edward Norris as Eddie Nelson
- Dick Purcell as Norm Thompson
- Roger Pryor as Bert Jannings
- Douglas Fowley as Joey Farr
- Ralph Sanford as Angie Moss
- Edwin Maxwell as Wingy Keefe
- Patsy Nash as Dilly
- Joe Cunningham as Inspector Conlon
- Bernadene Hayes as Jonesy
- Billy Nelson as George "Longshot" Harrison
- Vickie Lester as Keefe's secretary
- William Bakewell as Mac
- Charlotte Henry as Nurse
- Anna Q. Nilsson as Mrs. Sherman
The film was based on a story called I'll Be Back in a Flash by Alex Gottleib. He sold it to Pine Thomas Productions in August 1941. They bought it as the second in a three picture deal Chester Morris had with Pine-Thomas Productions. Lewis Foster was assigned to write the script.
Filming took place in December 1941. Anna Q. Nilsson had her first role in 13 years.
- SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD New York Times 21 Nov 1941: 23.
- I Live on Danger Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 9, Iss. 97, (Jan 1, 1942): 87.
- Correspondent Tells Why Movie-Going Lags Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 7 Aug 1941: A10.
- Of Local Origin New York Times (1923-Current file); New York, N.Y. 9 Aug 1941: 9.
- Obituary 7 -- No Title Chicago Daily Tribune 1 Dec 1941: 20.
- War Stories Proceed Despite Eastern Quiz Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 22 Sep 1941: 11.
- Rubinstein Will Return for Concert Los Angeles Times 29 Mar 1942: C4.
- Berlin Musical Cinema Pleasant Divertisement Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times28 Aug 1942: A10.
- 'I Live on Danger,' With Chester Morris, at the Rialto New York Times 22 Aug 1942: 16.