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Dangerous (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 25 December 1935 (USA)
An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.

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Mrs. Williams
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Gordon Heath
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Teddy
Walter Walker ...
Roger Farnsworth
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Pitt Hanley
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Charles Melton
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George Sheffield
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Elmont
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Reed Walsh (as William Davidson)
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Dan Bellows finds former stage star Joyce Heath a penniless drunk and takes her to his Connecticut home for rehabilitation. Unaware that she is married to Gordon, he asks his fiancée Gail to free him and offers to sponsor Joyce in a play. When Gordon refuses to give Joyce a divorce, she runs the car into a tree crippling him for life. Joyce urges Dan return to Gail, opens her play, and begs Gordon for forgiveness. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Trivia

The $80,000 to produce the play would equate to $1.4M in 2017. See more »

Goofs

After waking up in Don's country house, Joyce sits down in a chair after berating him, and goes to pour a drink for herself twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Heath: And just where DID I arrive, if I'm not asking you to betray a confidence?
Mrs. Williams: This is Mr. Bellows' place. He's an architect - one of them fellows that draws pictures.
Joyce Heath: Thank You. And I suppose you're Mrs. Bellows, or are you just one of his sketches?
Mrs. Williams: Nope. I'm his housekeeper, for when he comes down here weekends.
Joyce Heath: How cozy.
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Connections

Featured in Stars of the Silver Screen: Bette Davis (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet and Slow
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the piano in the bar
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Enjoyable drama
25 May 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis plays the "femme fatale" as no other actress before or since. Every scene she plays gives us a riveting performance even though at times we may think it a trifle theatrical. In "Dangerous" she plays the role of Joyce Heath, a great actress, yearning for love which is denied to her. Her frantic outbursts make life for those around her difficult to comprehend. Desperate situations require desperate remedies and in a fit of madness Joyce Heath decides to resolve her difficulties in her own dangerous way.

The ending may appear rather glib but the actors themselves give performances not to be missed and Bette Davis is a worthy recipient of an Academy Award.


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