Living Dangerously (1936)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Adapted from a long-running play by Reginald Simpson and Frank Gregory, Living Dangerously stars Otto Kruger as Dr. Norton. Though a pillar of virtue and a highly respected member of the community, Norton has a few unfortunate skeletons in his closet and these are exploited by his blackmailing ex-partner Dr. Pryor (Francis Lister). Unable to persuade Pryor to leave him alone, Norton is left with no alternative but to kill the man. Since audience sympathy is firmly in Norton's corner, one half hopes that he'll get away with his entirely justifiable crime ---and for a while, it looks like he will! Living Dangerously was one of the last directorial efforts by former spectacle specialist Herbert Brenon.

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killing, blackmail, deal [agreement], doctor/nurse, drug-dealer, drugs, ex-wife, partner, reputation, wife