The Threat (1949) is an American film noir directed by Felix E. Feist and starring Charles McGraw..The film features Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, among others.
Homicidal criminal "Red" Kluger (McGraw) busts out of jail, and kidnaps three people who were responsible for his incarceration.The hostages include detective Ray Williams (O'Shea), district attorney Barker MacDonald (Frank Conroy), and nightclub singer Carol (Grey).Kluger makes no secret of his plans to kill Williams and MacDonald once he's made a getaway. He has other plans for Grey, however, and for a while it seems as though she'll willingly play along with him.
Michael O'Shea as Detective Ray Williams
Virginia Grey as Carol
Charles McGraw as Arnold "Red" Kluger
Julie Bishop as Ann Williams
Frank Conroy as District Attorney Barker MacDonald
Robert Shayne as Inspector "Murph" Murphy
Anthony Caruso as Nick Damon
Don McGuire as Joe Turner
Frank Richards as Lefty
Michael McHale as Dete