Background to Danger (1943)

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A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.



  • Sydney Greenstreet and Charles La Torre in Background to Danger (1943)
  • John Bleifer in Background to Danger (1943)
  • Background to Danger (1943)
  • Rafael Storm and Fernanda Eliscu in Background to Danger (1943)
  • Charles Irwin in Background to Danger (1943)
  • Steven Geray in Background to Danger (1943)

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18 September 2006 | mrbill-23
Background To Danger
I recorded the film "Background To Danger" on TCM a while ago and I like this movie. I like George Raft, too... I also thought that the other cast members were excellent as well. You know, Peter Lorre, Turhan Bey & Sydney Greenstreet were all very good or great actors of our past... I admit, this film doesn't generally get the credit that I feel it deserves, but it was a good effort on the part of Hollywood. George Raft may not have had the same impact that a "Humphrey Bogart" had as a full on star, but I thought George Raft held his own pretty good in this 1943 film. After this film, George Raft kind of slipped into the "B" rated feature film roles of Hollywood, and that was kind of sad to see. Again, I thought the late George Raft was a good/decent actor and I liked his work. To my knowledge, George died back in 1980 of some form of cancer, however, he was at or about 85 years old at the time of his death.... Cheerio...



Many of the "Golden Era" film greats like "Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart & George Raft" slipped down a notch or two by the late 1940s/early '50s... I, always enjoyed it most when some of these stars teamed up to do a film like they use to back in the 1930s... Basically, to me, it was best when they teamed up or squared off against one another in the same film..... Again, last but not least, "Background To Danger" was a good 1943 picture, and I'm glad I have it on video.... Peace....

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Release Date:

3 July 1943


English, German, Turkish, French

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Filming Locations

Estressin, Vienne, Isère, France

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