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Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | April 1943 (USA)
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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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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What A Figure She Was Behind A Soda Counter! But The Satins And Sables Brought Out The Best In Her!

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Comedy | Romance

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Careless  »

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$918,000 (estimated)
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This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Thursday 18 October 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 21 October 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Seattle Sunday 11 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5), and by Altoona PA Tuesday 20 November 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10) ; in Chicago it first aired 26 December 1956 on WBBM (Channel 2), in New York City 26 January 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 30 December 1957 on KGO (Channel 7), but in Minneapolis it was not viewed until 5 November 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11). See more »

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When Bob is talking his sleep, his voice can be heard saying, "I didn't kill her . . . oh, this is awful . . . take that body away", but his lips don't move. See more »

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[Last lines]
Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden: Oh, Johnny...
Bob Stuart: The name is "Bob," Carol.
Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden: The name is "Peggy," Johnny.
Bob Stuart: Maybe we'd better just call each other Mister and Missus.
Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden: Maybe talking at all is... just a waste of time.
[they commence to kiss]
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Featured in Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) See more »

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Brunnhilde's Battle Cry
(1856) (uncredited)
from "Die Walküre (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 perfect in top-flight dramatic comedy
30 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

The scene in which our heroine is forced to choose the most beloved toy in a room absolutely crammed with goodies, surely rates as one of the greatest moments in the cinema. As you know, I'm not a keen fan of Lana Turner, but here is a vehicle in which the blonde siren excels. Not only does she enjoy a highly sympathetic character to work on the audience with, but in Wesley Ruggles she has obviously found a sensitive director with the ability to help her exploit every dramatic and comedic opportunity the clever screenplay provides. True, poor old Robert Young does get jostled out of the picture for a while, but he does return with a couple of hilarious solo routines, including his famous toppling-over-the-balcony bit at the opera.

"Slightly Dangerous" not only revels in first-rate entertainment, but it's produced with Leo's customary flair and impeccable polish—including a wonderful roster of Hollywood bit players and cameo artists. Just look at that cast! In fact Wesley Ruggles was a director who paid particular attention to the minor character players and was always concerned that a scene be milked for its maximum effect. He'd quickly replace an actor who could not give him precisely the impact he wanted. For instance, Mickey Rooney's dad, Joe Yule, was originally cast as the painter, but the director thought he was too old and lacked the flair that this little bit needed. Yule was replaced by Joe Devlin.


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