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Dangerous (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 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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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 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>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

But to Die See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $80,000 to produce the play would equate to $1.4M in 2017. 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: [In a hospital bed] You blame me for what happened. I knew you would. That's why you didn't come.
Don Bellows: Yes, I blame you.
Joyce Heath: Oh, don't say that, Don. Don't. It's a jinx. I warned you. I can't help it. I can't!
Don Bellows: You mean you can't help being rotten and selfish. You'd do anything to gain your own desire and go on leaving somebody else to pay. That's the jinx you put on people.
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Soundtracks

Toddlin' Along with You
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Music by Allie Wrubel
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Bette Davis is captivating
12 April 2006 | by IncalculacableSee all my reviews

Bette Davis plays a former actress turned low-life drunk in this highly emotional drama. She is convinced she has a 'jinx' on her because she seems to make bad things happen. A wealthy man recognizes her drunk in a bar and takes her to his country house. Sparks fly. The problem - he's engaged.

Dangerous is a terribly beautiful bittersweet tale and Bette Davis carries it off perfectly. When she is in the scene, your eyes are always on her and nothing else. She is a captivating and riveting actress with pure talent. Her acting style is so easy to like.

The story is incredibly realistic and very thoughtful. The script is very good, every line believable.

Dangerous is a truly good movie with moving, touching and believable performances. Bette Davis shines in her role - one of her earlier dramas. I was surprised and very satisfied with the ending. Wonderful movie.


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