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Appointment with Danger Details


Al Goddard, (Alan Ladd) special investigator for the U.S. post office, is assigned to collar two criminals who've murdered a postal detective. Goddard must first locate the only witness to the crime, attractive young nun, Sister Augustine (Phyllis Calvert). Posing as a crook, Goddard gains the confidence of the murderers' boss Earl Boettiger (Paul Stewart), who has worked out a scheme to defraud the post office of one million dollars. Once they've tumbled to the deception, the crooks take Goddard and the nun prisoner, leading to a fight to the finish in a lonely industrial district. Appointment with Danger tends to draw chuckles rather than shivers nowadays, thanks to the casting of future Paul Stewart co-stars Jack Webb and Harry Morgan as the murderers -- and as icing to the cake, viewers are treated to a scene in which Webb bumps off Morgan! As a whole, the film, the last of Alan Ladd's series of film noir, is uneven and generally unsuccessful. However, it contains some crisp, tough dialogue and some terrific action sequences which make it worthwhile. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Alan Ladd
as Al Goddard
Phyllis Calvert
as Sister Augustine
Paul Stewart
as Earl Boettiger
Jan Sterling
as Dodie
Jack Webb
as Joe Regas
Dan Riss
as Maury Ahearn
Geraldine Wall
as Mother Ambrose
George Lewis
as Leo Cronin
Erno Verebes
as Window Dresser
Fritz Feld
as Window Dresser
Bill Meader
as Sharkey
Frank S. Hagney
as Motorcycle Cop
Byron Barr
as Policeman
Harry Tyler
as Brakeman
Pat Lane
as Policeman
Ann Tyrrell
as Secretary
Jerry James
as Policeman
Patsy O'Byrne
as Woman
Bruce Wong
as Chop Suey Restaurant Proprietor
Symona Boniface
as Woman
Sid Tomack
as Trainman
Billy Engle
as Man
Kathleen Freeman
as Nun
Herb Vigran
as Policeman
Russell Saunders
as Gary Policeman
Sheldon Jett
as Fat Man
Murray Alper
as Driver
Ralph Sanford
as Wilder Bartender


Lewis Allen
Warren B. Duff
John F. Seitz
Victor Young
Composer (Music Score)
LeRoy Stone
Hans Dreier
Art Director
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Bertram Granger
Set Designer
Harold Lewis
Sound/Sound Designer
Gene Garvin
Sound/Sound Designer
Francisco Day
First Assistant Director
Wally Westmore