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Dangerous Number (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  22 January 1937 (USA)
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Hank Medhill, artificial silk manufacturer, has returned to the U.S. from Japan to learn that his former girlfriend, Eleanor Breen is about to marry. Hank convinces Eleanor to leave the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Cousin William
Cora Witherspoon ...
Marla Shelton ...
Barnett Parker ...
Charles Trowbridge ...
Hotel Manager


Hank Medhill, artificial silk manufacturer, has returned to the U.S. from Japan to learn that his former girlfriend, Eleanor Breen is about to marry. Hank convinces Eleanor to leave the groom-to-be and marry him. Shortly after the marriage, they discover that they have nothing in common. They separate. Hank decides to pick any name from the phone book and date them. That date results in a wild and frightful night for Hank, thanks to Eleanor's clever plan. Hank goes home to Eleanor to discover her with another man, Vance. Vance isn't any man, though, he's Eleanor's husband. Written by Kelly

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japan | marriage | silk | jail | impersonation | See more »


Romp with them and see America from jailhouse windows!...Like "Libeled Lady"---It's great fun! (original poster) See more »




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Release Date:

22 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Dangerous Number  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Hollywood - The Second Step (1936) See more »


The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the first wedding
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Funny !
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

TCM must have the best film libraries around. I had never seen this film before then I got a chance to see it. Ann Southern is a funny woman, she played this part perfectly. I wish they made movies like they used to, no computerized special effects, people actually had to act! I would recommend that if you like comedies see this and have a good laugh! There are a few actors in this that I had never heard of before, but I liked them. I looked up a few names and apparently they aren't on this site or they quit acting after this film came out. Ann Southern was a fine actress and I like her in all the movies I have seen her in. This film is a fine example of her talent. Yea, it is an "OLD" film, but it's worth your time to watch this one. Hopefully more people will watch the old movies and get an education in how much better the movies were back in the old days. This was when film making was in it's infancy and they hadn't worked out all the bugs yet. Still, I prefer the old movies over what is considered a good movie by todays standards any time!

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