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Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | April 1943 (USA)
Peggy is 21 and bored. She has just been awarded a certificate for starting work on time for 1000 days. She decides that she needs a change so she leaves a note, which is taken to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Ian McLellan Hunter (story), Aileen Hamilton (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lana Turner ... Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden
Robert Young ... Bob Stuart
Walter Brennan ... Cornelius Burden
May Whitty ... Baba (as Dame May Whitty)
Eugene Pallette ... Durstin
Alan Mowbray ... English Gentleman
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Amanda Roanoke-Brooke
Howard Freeman ... Mr. Quill
Millard Mitchell ... Baldwin
Ward Bond ... Jimmy
Pamela Blake ... Mitzi
Ray Collins ... Snodgrass
Paul Stanton ... Stanhope
O.K. Ford O.K. Ford ... Music Lover
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Storyline

Peggy is 21 and bored. She has just been awarded a certificate for starting work on time for 1000 days. She decides that she needs a change so she leaves a note, which is taken to be suicidal, and heads for New York where she gets a make over. A new outfit, a new look and an freak accident gets her in the paper as a amnesia victim, just because she does not want to be Peggy Evans any more. The paper thinks she may be an heiress so she searches for a few clues from back issues of the paper and finds that Carol Burden was never found. Cornelius Burden, however, has sent dozens of frauds to jail already and she must trick him and Baba to keep out of jail. Next, she must stop her old manager, Bob Stuart, from spilling the beans about her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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STOP! HOLD TIGHT! GOING AROUND THE CURVES! (original lobby card-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Careless See more »

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Budget:

$918,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Eddie Acuff (Sailor), Ernie Alexander (Masher), Murray Alper (Sailor), 'Sam Ash' (Man on Street), Joseph E. Bernard, Lester Dorr, Betty Farrington (Customer), Edward Gargan (Policeman), Ben Hall (Customer), Lee Phelps Customer), Charles Sherlock (Man on Street), Emmett Vogan (Nicholson), Douglas Wood (Old Man) and Joe Yule (Painter). See more »

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Turner and Young are wiping motor grease from each other's face and we can plainly see that both handkerchiefs are still white afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Cornelius Burden: Don't try appealing to my mercy - I've got none!
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Featured in Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Cuckoos
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(The Laurel and Hardy Theme)
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Definitely not a female impersonator
8 May 2016 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Soda-jerk Lana Turner (Peggy) wins $2.50 for punctual attendance over 1,000 consecutive days and she has the privilege of spending this gift within the store that she works for. What a lucky break! She is horrified at this pointless achievement and so quits for better things. Quote right, Lana. What she does next is pretty dodgy, though. Watch and find out in this romantic comedy which also stars Robert Young (Bob) as the man pursuing her in more ways than one.

This film has a good cast with Turner very good in the lead role. I wasn't too keen on Young, he's a bit drippy in this but he does get some amusing dialogue. Turner gets some clever scenes, eg, serving customers whilst blindfolded and when she is given a test to identify a treasured toy in a roomful of options. Her logic can't be faulted. She is both strong, calculatingly clever and funny in this film and she looks just like Marilyn Monroe. I wonder if Monroe copied her look? There is a convincing supporting cast although the story is based on a pretty dodgy idea! Doesn't matter, it's all fantasy. And it leaves the viewer feeling happy.


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