The Threat
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles R. Rondeau
Written byJo Heims
Produced byCharles R. Rondeau
StarringRobert Knapp
Linda Lawson
Lisabeth Hush
James Seay
Mary Castle
Barney Phillips
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Edited byHoward Epstein
Music byRonald Stein
Robin Rae Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • March 12, 1960 (1960-03-12)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Threat is a 1960 American crime film directed by Charles R. Rondeau, written by Jo Heims, and starring Robert Knapp, Linda Lawson, Lisabeth Hush, James Seay, Mary Castle and Barney Phillips. It was released by Warner Bros. on March 12, 1960.[1][2][3]


Hotheaded cynical loner cop Steve Keenan (Robert Knapp) starts getting anonymous threats from someone who is upset with the fact that he killed a gangster kingpin in self-defense. Steve is casually seeing a beautiful torch singer named Gerri (Linda Lawson), who is in love with him and wishes he would commit to her. Steve is hesitant to do that, because he is still feeling burned about his ex Laura (Mary Castle) leaving him and taking up with the now-deceased gangster. His brother (and fellow cop) Harry (James Seay) tries to get him to take the threats seriously, but he just brushes them off until things start taking a deadly turn...



  1. ^ "The Threat (1960) - Overview". Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  2. ^ Eleanor Mannikka. "The Threat (1960) - Charles R. Rondeau". AllMovie. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  3. ^ "The Threat". Retrieved 2017-11-26.