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Dangerous (1935)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1935 (USA)
An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Laird Doyle (story), Laird Doyle (screen play)
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Joyce Heath
Franchot Tone ... Don Bellows
Margaret Lindsay ... Gail Armitage
Alison Skipworth ... Mrs. Williams
John Eldredge ... Gordon Heath
Dick Foran ... Teddy
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Roger Farnsworth
Richard Carle ... Pitt Hanley
George Irving ... Charles Melton
Pierre Watkin ... George Sheffield
Douglas Wood ... Elmont
William B. Davidson ... Reed Walsh (as William Davidson)
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Storyline

Dan Bellows finds former stage star Joyce Heath a penniless drunk and takes her to his Connecticut home for rehabilitation. Unaware that she is married to Gordon, he asks his fiancée Gail to free him and offers to sponsor Joyce in a play. When Gordon refuses to give Joyce a divorce, she runs the car into a tree crippling him for life. Joyce urges Dan return to Gail, opens her play, and begs Gordon for forgiveness. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Out of the Heavens into the Gutter!(print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - Feb. 4, 1936) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Joyce feigns reading a play to Don, who discovers its real title is "The Green Pastures" by Marc Connellyy. Warner Brothers would turn that play into a film of the same name the next year (The Green Pastures (1936)), See more »

Goofs

After waking up in Don's country house, Joyce sits down in a chair after berating him, and goes to pour a drink for herself twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Heath: You love me, don't you, Gordon?
Gordon Heath: When a man ruins his life for something, it's liable to be pretty real.
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Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played for the wedding announcement and during the wedding
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User Reviews

 
Enjoyable drama
25 May 2002 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

Bette Davis plays the "femme fatale" as no other actress before or since. Every scene she plays gives us a riveting performance even though at times we may think it a trifle theatrical. In "Dangerous" she plays the role of Joyce Heath, a great actress, yearning for love which is denied to her. Her frantic outbursts make life for those around her difficult to comprehend. Desperate situations require desperate remedies and in a fit of madness Joyce Heath decides to resolve her difficulties in her own dangerous way.

The ending may appear rather glib but the actors themselves give performances not to be missed and Bette Davis is a worthy recipient of an Academy Award.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Luck Dame See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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