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Dangerous Number (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 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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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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Comedy | Romance

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Cupido é de Circo  »

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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 1 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia 16 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it was first aired 4 April 1960 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, in New York City 24 August 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Dean Jagger and Marla Shelton
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"I always knew I should've taken a poke at that water lily!"
30 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Tired old screwball comedy of the "can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em" variety. An insufferable couple (Robert Young, Ann Sothern) rushes into getting married, only to realize afterwards they're incompatible. But, wouldn't you know it, these two crazy kids just can't let each other go.

I really like Ann Sothern and Robert Young but this one was a no-go for me. The characters are very unlikable and you have no time to get invested in their supposed romance. The movie starts mid-plot and what we see of them together throughout is just a terrible bickering couple that shouldn't be together for any reason. It's interesting to look at some of its parallels to the later "I Love Lucy" TV show. Sothern wants a career in show business but Young doesn't like that. Sothern wails and throws tantrums to try and get her way, much to Young's frustration. All it really highlights is that, in the hands of the right people with the right script, even tired ideas can be successful. Lucy & Desi made it work; Ann & Bob do not. Oh, and Reginald Owen plays Young's friend, wearing a ridiculous fake beard. Presumably for laughs. Yeah, it's that kind of movie.


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