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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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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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The newspaper headline misspells "Clue" as "CLEW" in missing tot's abduction. See more »

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Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden: We have a special on jumbo banana splits today. They're *delicious*!
Banana Split Customer: Ohh, I'm on a diet!
Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden: Oh, that's wrong, ma'am. You should *never* diet.
Banana Split Customer: No?
Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden: No. You should force yourself to eat. More and more, all the time. Then you'll get to hate eating. And then you'll get thin without any trouble at all!
Banana Split Customer: Why, I never thought of it that way!
Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden: Good! One "jumbo" coming up!
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Featured in Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) See more »

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I Know That You Know
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Played as dance music at the party
(From the musical comedy "Oh, Please!")
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more than slightly delightful
29 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lana Turner is young and gorgeous in this light comedy about a waitress with a lucky penny and the dream of getting out of her humdrum life. The penny works wonders. After escaping her small town, a ladder falls on her in New York City - when she comes to, it's assumed she has amnesia (she was deciding on her new name when the ladder came crashing down). After a trip to the library, she decides to become a long-lost heiress who disappeared as a child in 1925.

Robert Young plays her ex-boss who looks to expose her lie; Walter Brennan is her welcoming, wealthy father; Ward Bond is his security guy; Dame May Witty the heiress' former nanny. Ray Collins of "Perry Mason" fame also makes an appearance, as does Eugene Palette as the newspaper editor who prints the amnesiac's story. It's a terrific cast, with Young's role being a departure for him. He does it well. Lana is simply adorable.

The movie leaves an open question, which is kind of fun, too. All in all, very enjoyable.


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