Dangerous (1935)

78 or 80 mins | Drama | 26 December 1935

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writer:

Laird Doyle

Cinematographer:

Ernest Haller

Editor:

Thomas Richards

Production Designer:

Hugh Reticker

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The working title of the film was Hard Luck Dame . According to Warner Bros. files, other suggested titles were The Jinx Woman , Tomorrow Ends , But to Die , Forever Ends at Dawn , Strange Woman , Strange Star and Evil Star . The last title was suggested by Bette Davis. Bette Davis won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance. Contemporary and modern critics speculate that Davis was awarded the Oscar as much for her performance in RKO's 1934 film Of Human Bondage for which she was not even nominated, as for her work in this picture. Alison Skipworth was borrowed from Paramount and Franchot Tone from M-G-M for the film. Dangerous was remade by Warner Bros. in 1941 as Singapore Woman , starring Brenda Marshall and directed by Jean ... More Less

The working title of the film was Hard Luck Dame . According to Warner Bros. files, other suggested titles were The Jinx Woman , Tomorrow Ends , But to Die , Forever Ends at Dawn , Strange Woman , Strange Star and Evil Star . The last title was suggested by Bette Davis. Bette Davis won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance. Contemporary and modern critics speculate that Davis was awarded the Oscar as much for her performance in RKO's 1934 film Of Human Bondage for which she was not even nominated, as for her work in this picture. Alison Skipworth was borrowed from Paramount and Franchot Tone from M-G-M for the film. Dangerous was remade by Warner Bros. in 1941 as Singapore Woman , starring Brenda Marshall and directed by Jean Negulesco. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
18 Nov 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
6 Nov 35
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Nov 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
19 Nov 35
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
26 Oct 35
p. 57.
Motion Picture Herald
30 Nov 35
p. 63.
New York Times
27 Dec 35
p. 14.
Variety
1 Jan 36
p. 44.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Mus score
PRODUCTION MISC
Still photog
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
But to Die
Evil Star
Forever Ends at Dawn
Strange Star
Strange Woman
The Jinx Woman
Tomorrow Ends
Hard Luck Dame
Release Date:
26 December 1935
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
2 January 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6028
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78 or 80
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
1554
SYNOPSIS

Don Bellows, a prominent New York architect, is engaged to the beautiful and wealthy Gail Armitage, when he meets down-and-out Joyce Heath, who was once the most promising young actress on Broadway. Don feels deeply indebted to Joyce because her performance as Juliet inspired him to become an architect. While rehabilitating her, Don falls in love with the tempestuous actress. Joyce warns him that she is a jinx, convinced that she destroys anything and anyone she touches. Compelled to save her, Don breaks his engagement to Gail and risks his fortune to back the actress in a Broadway show. Before opening night, he insists that they marry, but Joyce resists his proposal, hiding the fact that she is still married to Gordon Heath, an ineffectual but devoted man who was financially ruined by their marriage. Joyce goes to Gordon and begs him for a divorce. When he refuses, she causes an automobile accident that cripples him for life. Her own injuries keep her from opening the show, which fails. Don is ruined, and when he learns that Joyce has deceived him, he accuses her of being a completely selfish woman, her only true jinx. Joyce briefly considers suicide, but eventually sees the truth in Don's accusation. She re-opens the show and, although she truly loves Don, sends him away to marry Gail. The show is a success, and Joyce, now dedicated to a responsible life, goes to visit Gordon and salvage her ... +


Don Bellows, a prominent New York architect, is engaged to the beautiful and wealthy Gail Armitage, when he meets down-and-out Joyce Heath, who was once the most promising young actress on Broadway. Don feels deeply indebted to Joyce because her performance as Juliet inspired him to become an architect. While rehabilitating her, Don falls in love with the tempestuous actress. Joyce warns him that she is a jinx, convinced that she destroys anything and anyone she touches. Compelled to save her, Don breaks his engagement to Gail and risks his fortune to back the actress in a Broadway show. Before opening night, he insists that they marry, but Joyce resists his proposal, hiding the fact that she is still married to Gordon Heath, an ineffectual but devoted man who was financially ruined by their marriage. Joyce goes to Gordon and begs him for a divorce. When he refuses, she causes an automobile accident that cripples him for life. Her own injuries keep her from opening the show, which fails. Don is ruined, and when he learns that Joyce has deceived him, he accuses her of being a completely selfish woman, her only true jinx. Joyce briefly considers suicide, but eventually sees the truth in Don's accusation. She re-opens the show and, although she truly loves Don, sends him away to marry Gail. The show is a success, and Joyce, now dedicated to a responsible life, goes to visit Gordon and salvage her marriage. +

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