On Dangerous Ground (1917 film)

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On Dangerous Ground
Directed byRobert Thornby
Produced byWilliam A. Brady
Written byFrances Marion
StarringCarlyle Blackwell
Gail Kane
CinematographyLucien Andriot
Peerless Productions
Distributed byWorld Film Company
Release date
  • January 8, 1917 (1917-01-08)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

On Dangerous Ground is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Robert Thornby and starring Carlyle Blackwell and Gail Kane. It was distributed by the World Film Company.[1]


Set at the beginning of World War I before America was involved, Blackwell plays a neutral American in Germany who watches his pal get drafted by the German war machine. As he prepares to leave Germany, he surprisingly finds a suitcase full of women's clothes in his hotel room. This discovery is soon followed by the woman herself (Gail Kane) who is a spy trying to get a vial of secret papers to the French authorities. She persuades Blackwell pose as her husband and help her escape Germany.



The film exists in the Library of Congress collection.[2] A DVD was released by Edward Lorusso with an original music score by Lorusso in March 2018.


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