Starring Ida Lupino as Mary Malden, “On Dangerous Ground” tells the story of how tragedy can lead people though pain and darkness and into love and forgiveness. Ida Lupino helmed the director’s chair for three days while primary director Nicholas Ray was ill. Ida Lupino is our “Director Of The Month” and she also turns in an excellent performance as a nearly blind woman trying her best to protect her younger brother. Robert Ryan plays Jim Wilson, a city detective at the end of his rope. Jim Wilson’s Captain, played by Ed Begley, sends Jim to a small town in the mountains to help solve a murder and as a way to keep Jim out of trouble that he’s in for beating up suspects in the city. Through the course of the investigation, Mary and Jim fall in love and find redemption in their lives. As does the young victim’s father played by Ward Bond. All of the lead cast is excellent and the music by Bernard Herrmann perfectly compliments the amazing cinematography by George E. Diskant. We highly recommend this movie!