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Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  April 1943 (USA)
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Peggy is 21 and bored. She has just been awarded a certificate for starting work on time for 1000 days. She decides that she needs a change so she leaves a note, which is taken to be ... See full summary »

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Baba
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Peggy is 21 and bored. She has just been awarded a certificate for starting work on time for 1000 days. She decides that she needs a change so she leaves a note, which is taken to be suicidal, and heads for New York where she gets a make over. A new outfit, a new look and an freak accident gets her in the paper as a amnesia victim, just because she does not want to be Peggy Evans any more. The paper thinks she may be an heiress so she searches for a few clues from back issues of the paper and finds that Carol Burden was never found. Cornelius Burden, however, has sent dozens of frauds to jail already and she must trick him and Baba to keep out of jail. Next, she must stop her old manager, Bob Stuart, from spilling the beans about her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Trivia

During production there were a few proposed titles for the film, such as "Nothing Ventured" and "Laweless". In view of the recent scandal involving a pregnant Lana Turner-(her marriage to the child's father, Stephen Crane, was not legal since his divorce from his first wife had yet to become final), those titles were rejected. Eventually, the studio settled on "Slightly Dangerous", an ironic title for a comedy that did ultimately serve the film (and Turner) very well. See more »

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When Peggy visits the library's newspaper archive, she takes down a bound volume of the New York Star marked July 1924 on the spine from a shelf of volumes labeled with the months of 1924. In the next closeup the volume is marked July 1924 on the spine and July 1925 on the front cover (visible simultaneously). A montage of her subsequent searches continues with the August and September 1925 volumes and beyond. See more »

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Bob Stuart: Well, uh, you see, she had amnesia when I met her. What's more, it recurred, you know, kept happening on and off. Why once I came home late at night. I got into bed, kissed her and she gave me a friendly smile and then said, "Who are you?" It was the friendly smile that burned me up.
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Brunnhilde's Battle Cry
(1856) (uncredited)
from "Die Walk├╝re (The Valkyrie)"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played by the orchestra at the concert and sung by Norma Varden (probably dubbed)
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Lana Turner sparkle fest
20 April 2005 | by (Reno, Nv) – See all my reviews

This little picture, a fine Wesley Ruggles comedy, struts along with great pace, and has a great cast with Lana Turner, Robert Young, Dame May Witty, and Walter Brennan. The acting is excellent, the antics unusual,and the comedy delightful. But the thing that is way beyond compare in this picture is the bubbling beauty of Lana Turner at her absolute peak. She carries the day with a sublime sort of sparkling charm as she changes personalities several times just to break her tedium with life. No, she never HAD amnesia, and no, she never wanted to commit suicide! But people will talk. Her beautiful sparkle and comedic charm actually made me weak in the knees. Robert Young does a decent job chasing her down the entire film, but it is Turner's film all the way.


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