Dangerous Partners

Dangerous Partners is a 1945 American adventure film directed by Edward L. Cahn and written by Marion Parsonnet and Edmund L. Hartmann. The film stars James Craig, Signe Hasso, Edmund Gwenn, Audrey Totter, Mabel Paige, John Warburton, Henry O'Neill and Grant Withers. The film was released on June 7, 1945, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

Dangerous Partners
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byEdward L. Cahn
Produced byArthur Field
Screenplay byMarion Parsonnet
Edmund L. Hartmann
Story byOliver Weld Bayer
StarringJames Craig
Signe Hasso
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyKarl Freund
Edited byFerris Webster
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • June 7, 1945 (1945-06-07)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States


Carola and Clyde Ballister find a briefcase containing four wills leaving $1-million bequests to an Albert Kingby. They visit the Cleveland home of the first person who wrote a will benefiting Kingsby, a man named Kempen. They meet his attorney, Jeff Caign, and learn Kempen intended to leave the money to a singer, Lili Roegan.

Kempen dies mysteriously, so the Ballisters take a train to go see Professor Ludlow, the next beneficiary. Caign tails them, discovers a dead Clyde, in Kingsby’s compartment and becomes the crooked Carola's new partner.

The real Kingby turns up. He apparently is part of a Nazi group assisting war criminals. Carola and Caign, now lovers, go to New York City, where they are taken captive by Kingsby and pressured to reveal where the missing wills are. The police close in, kill Kingby but don't charge Carola and Caign, who are free to get on with their sordid lives.


Harriet Lee was the voice double for Audrey Totter in her singing scene.[3]


  1. ^ "Dangerous Partners (1945) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Dangerous Partners". TV Guide. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Harriet Lee (Filmography)". TCM.com. Retrieved October 26, 2020.

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