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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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to notes on the film at TCM, producer Harry Joe Brown walked in on an intimate moment between Franchot Tone and Bette Davis. Tone was engaged to Joan Crawford at the time. This supposedly was the beginning of the famous Crawford-Davis feud. 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

Don Bellows: Restful here, isn't it?
Joyce Heath: The whole countryside seems to have found peace.
Don Bellows: A person could find peace too.
Joyce Heath: No, you'll only find that in yourself and when you do, you might as well be dead.
Don Bellows: Dead?
Joyce Heath: Rest In Peace is for tombstones.
Don Bellows: And for the living?
Joyce Heath: Desire. To want something. To obtain that desire and live up to every moment of it. And then go on leaving yesterday behind. On and on. Higher and higher.
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Connections

Featured in Bette Davis: Größer als das Leben (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Mine Alone
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Music by Allie Wrubel
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not bad
16 October 2005 | by KyleFurr2See all my reviews

This movie was directed by Alfred Green and stars Bette Davis and Franchot Tone. This was Davis's first academy award and was probably given to her because she was passed over the previous year in Of Human Bondage. The movie starts out with Tone engaged to Margaret Lindsay and one night in a bar he sees Davis drinking alone. Tone remembers she once was a great actress but she had some bad luck and is now just a drunk and can't get hired. Tone tries to help her to quit drinking and they become friends. Davis falls in love with him and he loves her too and he wants to get married. Tone's willing to give up everything to be with her but it turns out she's married and her husband won't divorce her. It's a pretty good movie but Davis made some better movies then this one.


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