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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bette Davis's Best Actress Oscar win was this film's only Oscar nomination. 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 Arena: Screen Goddesses (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Mine Alone
(uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
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"A star is born" in reverse
12 October 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Unlike some users ,I do not consider "Dangerous" one of Davis's best parts.Her career is so rich that you can name at least twenty movies that are far superior to this old hat melodrama:have you heard about " little foxes" "All about Eve" "Now voyager "whatever happened to Baby Jane" and the unfairly unknown "lo scopone scientifico" which might be the most extraordinary part she ever played.

"Dangerous" casts Davis as an alcoholic has been actress ;Tone wants her redemption ,so he sacrifices everything,money and fiancée to make the dream come true.The story is finally terribly sententious ,in "the magnificent obsession" mold ,but without Stahl's "enough is enough" side,which makes that director's works so priceless.


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