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Screen/Society--"On Dangerous Ground" (1951) 35mm

Still from On Dangerous Ground
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Monday, February 25, 2019
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7:00 pm
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Introduced by Michael Morton (Research Professor Emeritus, AMI/Germanic Languages & Literature)
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Ida Lupino 101

"Ida Lupino 101" Film Series:

"On Dangerous Ground"
(Nicholas Ray & Ida Lupino [uncredited], 1951, 82 min, USA, English, B&W, 35mm)

Sadistic detective Robert Ryan is sent upstate and joins a manhunt for a local killer through a desolate snowy landscape. But while searching with the victim's embittered father Ward Bond, he finds hope in a remote cottage inhabited by blind, selfless Ida Lupino (who co-directed while Ray was ill off set). A poignant study of loneliness and perhaps the greatest snow-bound film noir.

Contact: Hank Okazaki