She's Dangerous (1937)

68 mins | Drama | 24 January 1937

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HISTORY

Murray Roth and Ben Ryan's unpublished story was called Blonde Dynamite , which also was a working title for this film. Other working titles include: Crooks Tour , Grand Masquerade , Iron Man , and Lost Lady . According to a news item in HR on 10 Nov 1936, Walter Brennan took over the role of "Ote" from Chic Sale , who died on 7 Nov ... More Less

Murray Roth and Ben Ryan's unpublished story was called Blonde Dynamite , which also was a working title for this film. Other working titles include: Crooks Tour , Grand Masquerade , Iron Man , and Lost Lady . According to a news item in HR on 10 Nov 1936, Walter Brennan took over the role of "Ote" from Chic Sale , who died on 7 Nov 1936. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
15 Jan 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
19 Jan 37
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Aug 32
p. 2.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Nov 36
p. 15.
Hollywood Reporter
10 Nov 36
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Jan 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
7 Jan 37
p. 7.
Variety
24 Mar 37
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
2nd asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig story
Orig story
Contr wrt
Contr wrt
Contr to trmt
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Sd supv
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Scr clerk
Prod secretary
Dir secretary
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Crooks Tour
Grand Masquerade
Iron Man
Lost Lady
Blonde Dynamite
Release Date:
24 January 1937
Production Date:
30 October--19 November 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Co.
Copyright Date:
12 January 1937
Copyright Number:
LP6851
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2895
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Racketeer Nick Shelton has one of his partners stage a collapse in an investment firm and makes off with half a million dollars worth of bonds in an ambulance. Following an unsuccessful nationwide hunt, Nick sets up an office on Wall Street in order to swindle money out of Park Avenue's wealthy. One night in a club, he meets a beautiful European pickpocket, Stephanie Duval, and takes her into his gang as bait for his male victims. The day she and Nick are scheduled to leave for Denver to meet a prospective bond buyer, Stephanie visits Charles Fitzgerald, a private investigator who brought her from Europe to help bring down Nick. Fitzgerald holds her passport photo and a letter, which is the only evidence of her secret identity. Nick follows Stephanie to Fitgerald's and after killing him, steals the letter, but inadvertently drops her photo near Fitzgerald's body. In his plane, Nick tells Stephanie he knows she's a "copper." While stopping for gas, Nick's pilot, Herman Valentz, sees Stephanie's picture in the paper linking her to Fitzgerald's murder. Nick, showing her the letter, forces her to go with him to Canada. The plane crashes, however, and the letter burns. The three are rescued by Doctor Scott Logan, on vacation in a cabin with his cook, "Ote." While Nick and Herman recover from being knocked out in the crash, Scott and Stephanie fall in love. Although Nick watches her closely, she eventually tells Scott her story, and he is resigned to help her. Nick makes an attempt to kill Scott out of jealousy, but Ote, who read about Nick and Stephanie ... +


Racketeer Nick Shelton has one of his partners stage a collapse in an investment firm and makes off with half a million dollars worth of bonds in an ambulance. Following an unsuccessful nationwide hunt, Nick sets up an office on Wall Street in order to swindle money out of Park Avenue's wealthy. One night in a club, he meets a beautiful European pickpocket, Stephanie Duval, and takes her into his gang as bait for his male victims. The day she and Nick are scheduled to leave for Denver to meet a prospective bond buyer, Stephanie visits Charles Fitzgerald, a private investigator who brought her from Europe to help bring down Nick. Fitzgerald holds her passport photo and a letter, which is the only evidence of her secret identity. Nick follows Stephanie to Fitgerald's and after killing him, steals the letter, but inadvertently drops her photo near Fitzgerald's body. In his plane, Nick tells Stephanie he knows she's a "copper." While stopping for gas, Nick's pilot, Herman Valentz, sees Stephanie's picture in the paper linking her to Fitzgerald's murder. Nick, showing her the letter, forces her to go with him to Canada. The plane crashes, however, and the letter burns. The three are rescued by Doctor Scott Logan, on vacation in a cabin with his cook, "Ote." While Nick and Herman recover from being knocked out in the crash, Scott and Stephanie fall in love. Although Nick watches her closely, she eventually tells Scott her story, and he is resigned to help her. Nick makes an attempt to kill Scott out of jealousy, but Ote, who read about Nick and Stephanie in the paper, arrives just in time with the rangers, who arrest them. Scott's lawyer, Franklin Webb, defends Stephanie throughout the trial, but she is found guilty, along with Nick. The day they are to die by electrocution, Scott asks the warden to have Stephanie taken to the electric chair first, but not killed, in order to force a confession from Nick. The scheme works, and Stephanie is saved and released into Scott's arms. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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