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Flirting with Danger (1934)

Three brash and cocky powder mixers are sent to South America to work at a dynamite plant there.

Director:

Vin Moore

Writers:

George C. Bertholon (original story) (as George Bertholon), Albert DeMond (screen play) (as Albert De Mond) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Robert Armstrong ... Bob Owens
Edgar Kennedy ... Jimmie Pierson
William Cagney ... William 'Lucky' Davis
Maria Alba ... Rosita
Marion Burns ... Marian Leslie
Ernest Hilliard Ernest Hilliard ... James E. Dawson
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Von Kruger (as Wm. L. von Brincken)
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... James E. Fenton
Edward Hearn ... San Rico Plant Supervisor
Gino Corrado ... Capt. Garcia
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Three brash and cocky powder mixers are sent to South America to work at a dynamite plant there.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dames and Dynamite See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Tuesday 14 March 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Practically plot less but fun.
3 March 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Flirting With Danger" is a very strange old film. It stars Robert Armstrong (of "King Kong" fame), William Cagney* (Jimmy's brother) and Edgar Kennedy as three guys who love working with explosives and chasing women. Of the three, Kennedy seems obsessed with explosives and fireworks and nearly blows himself up several times during the course of the movies. He's also the least interested in women. This makes for a very odd film--one with a lot of comedy, a bit of romance and a lot of bizarreness! Overall, it's a highly uneven and strange film. And, oddly, there really isn't much in the way of plot. However, it is enjoyable--even with all of its many deficiencies as well as the inclusion of an annoying stuttering character (uggh!).

While William made a few films, he never caught on as an actor. Later, he became his brother's agent and produced quite a few of his films.


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