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On Dangerous Ground

Jim Wilson (Robert Ryan) is New York police detective on the edge. Hardened and embittered by his years of dealing with the lowest forms of criminal the city has to offer, Wilson becomes increasingly violent with suspects. For his own good, Wilson's police captain (Ed Begley) assigns him to a murder investigation in the countryside for a change of scenery. While searching for the killer, Wilson meets the suspect's sister, Mary Malden (Ida Lupino), a blind woman who might turn his life around.

Release Date

December 17, 1951

Running Time

82 minutes

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Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino

Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan

Ward Bond

Ward Bond


Director Nicholas Ray

Screenplay A. I. Bezzerides, Nicholas Ray

Producer John Houseman

Cinematography George E. Diskant

Editing Roland Gross

Music Bernard Herrmann

Distributor RKO Pictures

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