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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden
... Bob Stuart
... Cornelius Burden
... Baba (as Dame May Whitty)
... Durstin
... English Gentleman
... Mrs. Amanda Roanoke-Brooke
... Mr. Quill
... Baldwin
... Jimmy
... Mitzi
... Snodgrass
... Stanhope
O.K. Ford ... Music Lover
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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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SHE WAS CUTE MIXING SODAS IN GINGHAM UNIFORMS---BUT SHE'S GORGEOUS MIXING HIGHBALL IN SILKS AND SATINS ! (original lobby card-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Careless  »

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$918,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a contemporary article in The Hollywood Reporter, Buster Keaton directed the blindfold sequence at the soda fountain. See more »

Goofs

When Peggy visits the library's newspaper archive, she takes down a bound volume of the New York Star marked July 1924 on the spine from a shelf of volumes labeled with the months of 1924. In the next closeup the volume is marked July 1924 on the spine and July 1925 on the front cover (visible simultaneously). A montage of her subsequent searches continues with the August and September 1925 volumes and beyond. See more »

Quotes

Baba: Don't you swear at me, Master Cornelius! Or you'll spend the evening in your room.
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Featured in Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Stomping at the Savoy
Written by Benny Goodman (uncredited), Edgar M. Sampson (uncredited), Chick Webb (uncredited) and Andy Razaf (uncredited)
Performed by Benny Goodman
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Funny, light, comedy-drama
27 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I didn't find this film to be a let down in any way - I found it very funny. I didn't take my eyes from it; the gorgeous sets and beautiful Lana Turner were mesmerizing. There is a hilarious scene in which Peggy Evans (Turner) is trying to decide what her new name will be: Walking down a city street, she sees ads and signs of retailers and tries out the names to see if they suit her (Abercrombie & Fitch, Suzanne Hats, etc...). She's debating with herself, trying out new names - and it's just hilarious. There are a few scenes where we hear her talking to herself, and I find these scenes some of the most fun. She's clever and serious, but her logic is unfounded. This is a fun movie, and I don't believe the cast took it too seriously. The cast seemed to make it a light comedy-drama, with a few madcap laughs.


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