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Dangerous to Know (1938)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  11 March 1938 (USA)
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A gangster tries to fix things so that he can marry a rich society woman.

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Gail Patrick ...
Margaret Van Case
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Insp. Brandon
Harvey Stephens ...
Philip Easton
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Nicholas 'Nicki' Kusnoff
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Duncan
Porter Hall ...
Mayor Bradley
Barlowe Borland ...
James - Recka's Butler
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Mrs. Emily Carson
Hugh Sothern ...
Harvey Gregson
Edward Pawley ...
John Rance
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Racketeer Steve Recka, art patron and political power-maker, rules his town and Madame Lan Ying, his beautiful Oriental friend and hostess (read: mistress), with an iron hand. He meets Margaret Van Kase, a socialite not impressed by his power nor his wealth, having no money herself, and Steve makes frantic efforts to win her and turns away from the loyal Lin Yang. Margaret ignores him as she plans to wed Philip Easton, a penniless bond salesman. The furious Recka, poses as a friend to Easton, while planning to ruin him. His henchmen kidnap Easton when he is carrying a large assignment of bonds, and he is branded as a runaway thief. The only doubters are Margaret and Police Inspector Brandon, who knows Recka's methods and suspects foul play. Easton is found in an abandoned house and arrested as the gangsters have taken the bonds and tipped the police where to find him. Recka offers to clear Easton if Margaret will become his bride and, while her hatred for Recka is intense, her love ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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No woman ever survived his love!

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11 March 1938 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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While listening admiringly to music by Bach, Recka says "He died in 1695." Bach was born in 1685 and died in 1750. See more »

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A must-see among B movies
3 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is about as good as a one hour B movie can get. While coming from the series of Paramount's Anna May Wong vehicles made in the late 30s, it rises above the straight formula nature of the vast majority of B movies with strong acting, various aspects of the art direction, and a final scene that is genuinely suspenseful. As usual, Wong visually dominates her scenes. The directing and editing play on that to the hilt.

For those into the subtle art of references slipped into the background, symbolism, use of numbers, etc, there is a lot to look for and see in this movie.


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