Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the essential resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Never Miss an Update

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Use IMDbPro Track to get instant alerts about updates to IMDb pages of people & titles you follow

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Background to Danger (1943)

Approved
80 min | Drama, Thriller, War

A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.
Read more: Plot summary
Director
Writers
W.R. Burnett (screenplay) | Eric Ambler (novel "Background to Danger")
Producer
Composer
Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Cinematographer
Trending
MOVIEmeter
Members only
Status
Edit Released
Updated Jul 3, 1943

Release date
Jul 3, 1943 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
69 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
George Raft
Joe Barton Joe Barton   See fewer
Members only
Brenda Marshall
Tamara Zaleshoff Tamara Zaleshoff   See fewer
Members only
Sydney Greenstreet
Colonel Robinson Colonel Robinson   See fewer
Members only
Peter Lorre
Nikolai Zaleshoff Nikolai Zaleshoff   See fewer
Top 5000
Osa Massen
Ana Remzi Ana Remzi   See fewer
Members only
Turhan Bey
Hassan Hassan   See fewer
Members only
Willard Robertson
'Mac' McNamara 'Mac' McNamara   See fewer
Members only
Kurt Katch
Mailler Mailler   See fewer
Members only
Nino Bellini
Turkish Secretary (uncredited) Turkish Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Eumenio Blanco
Syrian Vendor (uncredited) Syrian Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
John Bleifer
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Walter Bonn
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Dick Botiller
Plane Announcer (uncredited) Plane Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Jack Chefe
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Pedro de Cordoba
Baba - Old Turk (uncredited) Baba - Old Turk (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Jean De Briac
Levantine Porter (uncredited) Levantine Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Charles De Ravenne
Bellboy (uncredited) Bellboy (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Jack Deery
Man at Train Station (uncredited) Man at Train Station (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Jean Del Val
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
William Edmunds
Waiter with Information (uncredited) Waiter with Information (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Fernanda Eliscu
Turkish Wife on Train (uncredited) Turkish Wife on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Demetris Emanuel
Turkish Official (uncredited) Turkish Official (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Hassan Ezzat
Turkish Conductor (uncredited) Turkish Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Curt Furburg
Franz Von Papen (uncredited) Franz Von Papen (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Steven Geray
Ludwig Rader (uncredited) Ludwig Rader (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Rudy Germane
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Frederick Giermann
Attaché (uncredited) Attaché (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Lisa Golm
German Daughter (uncredited) German Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Carl Harbaugh
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Carl Harbord
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Yeghishe Harout
Turkish Policeman (uncredited) Turkish Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Ernst Hausman
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Charles Irwin
Hotchkins - English Traveler (uncredited) Hotchkins - English Traveler (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Dave Kashner
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
James Khan
Train Caller (uncredited) Train Caller (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Manart Kippen
Ivan (uncredited) Ivan (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Kurt Kreuger
Chauffeur (uncredited) Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Charles La Torre
Moustaffa - Typesetter (uncredited) Moustaffa - Typesetter (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Liparit
Wagon Driver (uncredited) Wagon Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Jerry Mandy
Italian on Train (uncredited) Italian on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Lou Marcelle
Commentator (uncredited) Commentator (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Michael Mark
Hotel Night Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Night Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Georges Metaxa
L.V. Bastaki (uncredited) L.V. Bastaki (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Ray Miller
Chauffeur (uncredited) Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Daniel Ocko
Igor Rashenko (uncredited) Igor Rashenko (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Sylvia Opert
Nautch Dancer (uncredited) Nautch Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Nestor Paiva
Koylan (uncredited) Koylan (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
John Piffle
Fat Turk on Train (uncredited) Fat Turk on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Paul Porcasi
Customs Official with Joe (uncredited) Customs Official with Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Frank Puglia
Syrian Vendor (uncredited) Syrian Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Frank Reicher
Rudick - the Assasin (uncredited) Rudick - the Assasin (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Otto Reichow
Mailler's Henchman (uncredited) Mailler's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Georges Renavent
Customs Official with Ana (uncredited) Customs Official with Ana (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Antonio Samaniego
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Cosmo Sardo
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Irene Seidner
German Mother (uncredited) German Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Cap Somers
Chef (uncredited) Chef (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Tom Steele
Thug at Newspaper Office (uncredited) Thug at Newspaper Office (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Robert R. Stephenson
German (uncredited) German (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Rafael Storm
Turkish Husband on Train (uncredited) Turkish Husband on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Nick Thompson
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
John Van Eyck
Official (uncredited) Official (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Juan Varro
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Wilhelm von Brincken
German Official (uncredited) German Official (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
German Officer (uncredited) German Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Leo White
Whispering Agent (uncredited) Whispering Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Fred Wolff
Reiger (uncredited) Reiger (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
William Yetter Sr.
Schneider - Mailler's Henchman (uncredited) Schneider - Mailler's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Alfred Zeisler
Attaché (uncredited) Attaché (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

6.5 / 10 | 923 votes