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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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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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Though Bette Davis was very proud of the Oscar she won for this film, she didn't think she deserved it that year - in her opinion, Katharine Hepburn should have won for Alice Adams (1935). Davis always thought she won as compensation for not even being nominated for her star-making performance in Of Human Bondage (1934) the previous year. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Heath: [In a hospital bed] You blame me for what happened. I knew you would. That's why you didn't come.
Don Bellows: Yes, I blame you.
Joyce Heath: Oh, don't say that, Don. Don't. It's a jinx. I warned you. I can't help it. I can't!
Don Bellows: You mean you can't help being rotten and selfish. You'd do anything to gain your own desire and go on leaving somebody else to pay. That's the jinx you put on people.
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Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played for the wedding announcement and during the wedding
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Great Performance of Bette Davis
2 November 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The aristocratic architect Don Bellows (Franchot Tone) worships the former successful actress Joyce Heath (Bette Davis), who prematurely left the stage considered a jinx, for changing his life for better. When Don goes with his fiancée Gail Armitage (Margaret Lindsay) and a friend to a bar, he sees Joyce completely drunken and penniless, and he takes her to his house in the countryside. Joyce stays there for a period in rehabilitation, and Don falls in love with her and calls off his engagement with Gail. Don also decides to produce a play for her and to get married with Joyce after the opening night. But Joyce has a secret in her past that will affect their lives forever.

"Dangerous" is a melodramatic movie with a great story but a corny conclusion, with Joyce Heath returning to her crippled husband. Bette Davis has a great performance and won her first Oscar of Best Actress. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Perigosa" ("Dangerous")


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