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Dangerous Number (1937)

Passed | | Comedy | 22 January 1937 (USA)
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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Eleanor Breen Medhill
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Vera Montana
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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 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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Romp with them and see America from jailhouse windows!...Like "Libeled Lady"---It's great fun! (original poster) See more »

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22 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Cupido é de Circo  »

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

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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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Ann Sothern is the best comedic star of the golden era of Hollywood!
7 June 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Anything with Ann Sothern I love. Ann Sothern is one of the top funny ladies of the golden era of Hollywood. Ann Sothern doesn't get as much recognition as she should. Ann was one Anything with Ann Sothern I love. Ann Sothern is one of the top funny ladies of the golden era of Hollywood. Ann Sothern doesn't get as much recognition as she should. Ann was one of the top stars and movie audience favorite but she didn't get a chance to be tops at MGM and didn't get many "A" movie roles. But Ann Sothern makes any movie good. In this movie Dangerous Number, Ann Sothern comedy is the best. I saw this movie 3 years ago and thought about seeing it again, I just saw it today. Ann Sothern made me laugh. Robert Young also a riot. Marla Shelton a unknown actress but fine one played Vera is very good in her part. It seem she didn't do anymore films, I wonder why, she was well in her parts. Ann Sothern is more funnier to me then Lucille Ball and Carole Lombard. Ann Sothern has a touch of Jean Harlow type of comedy and sophistication, but she has a style all her own. Ann can tackle comedy, drama, musical. Extremely talented woman who shouldn't be over-looked. Ann done it all. I hope TCM do a star of the month for her. If you catch this movie, this will be the best 71 mins you ever spent. I wish Hollywood today made films like this.


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