Appointment with Danger (1951)

Director
Lewis Allen

Main cast
Alan Ladd; Phyllis Calvert; Paul Stewart; Jan Sterling; Jack Webb

Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Description
Al Goddard (Alan Ladd), a detective who works for the United States Postal Inspection Service, is assigned to arrest two criminals who've allegedly murdered a U.S. postal detective.


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