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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:

Hard Luck Dame See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Davis' character was inspired by the tragic story of one of her screen idols - actress Jeanne Eagels. 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: [to Don] I love you. I love you for bringing me back to life.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Toddlin' Along with You
(uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
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Great Performance of Bette Davis
2 November 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The aristocratic architect Don Bellows (Franchot Tone) worships the former successful actress Joyce Heath (Bette Davis), who prematurely left the stage considered a jinx, for changing his life for better. When Don goes with his fiancée Gail Armitage (Margaret Lindsay) and a friend to a bar, he sees Joyce completely drunken and penniless, and he takes her to his house in the countryside. Joyce stays there for a period in rehabilitation, and Don falls in love with her and calls off his engagement with Gail. Don also decides to produce a play for her and to get married with Joyce after the opening night. But Joyce has a secret in her past that will affect their lives forever.

"Dangerous" is a melodramatic movie with a great story but a corny conclusion, with Joyce Heath returning to her crippled husband. Bette Davis has a great performance and won her first Oscar of Best Actress. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Perigosa" ("Dangerous")


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