Delightfully Dangerous

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Overview

In her second starring film, teenaged singing sensation Jane Powell plays Cheryl Williams, a 15-year-old music student who is led to believe that her older sister Josephine (Constance Moore) is a big Broadway star. In truth, Josephine is a stripper in a tawdry burleycue house, but fortunately Cheryl (apparently) never reads any out-of-town newspapers and thus is in a state of blissful ignorance. The fun begins when Cheryl arrives in New York, figures out the truth, and tries to marry Josephine off to big-time ...
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Overview

In her second starring film, teenaged singing sensation Jane Powell plays Cheryl Williams, a 15-year-old music student who is led to believe that her older sister Josephine (Constance Moore) is a big Broadway star. In truth, Josephine is a stripper in a tawdry burleycue house, but fortunately Cheryl (apparently) never reads any out-of-town newspapers and thus is in a state of blissful ignorance. The fun begins when Cheryl arrives in New York, figures out the truth, and tries to marry Josephine off to big-time Broadway producer Arthur Hale (Ralph Bellamy). As a result, both Josephine and Cheryl are starring in Hale's latest production. Yes, it's a Deanna Durbin picture without Deanna, right down to newly arranged versions of old operetta favorites. Delightfully Dangerous is currently available from several video companies thanks to its "public domain" status.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
One watches the mediocre musical Delightfully Dangerous wishing it were a bit more delightful -- or even a bit more dangerous. Not that Dangerous is bad or difficult to sit through; as long as one has a fondness for lightweight, inconsequential musicals, it's a pleasant little diversion. However, those that dislike musicals, or who want their musicals more challenging, or even who simply want their musicals to contain above average scores, will likely find Dangerous not really to their liking. The screenplay is poor, with one of those stories that has to be handled extremely carefully and with the perfect degree of finesse to come off. The quartet of credited writers fumble the job, and Arthur Lubin, while providing some good visual moments, isn't able to clean up the storytelling mess. An outstanding score would have gone a long way to compensating for the script, but Morton Gould's original pieces, while not without technical interest, don't really please, and the Strauss medley is too long on the on hand and gives short shrift to the songs included on the other. The cast, fortunately, helps to make Dangerous watchable, with a very young Jane Powell in fine voice, Constance Moore looking quite fetching, Ralph Bellamy going through his paces ably, and valuable assists from Arthur Treacher and Louise Beavers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/22/2006
  • UPC: 089218523990
  • Original Release: 1945
  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 48,352

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Powell Cheryl Williams
Ralph Bellamy Arthur Hale
Constance Moore Josephine Williams
Arthur Treacher Jeffers
Louise Beavers Hannah
Ruth Tobey Molly
Ruth Robinson Mrs. Jones
André Charlot Professor Bremond
Chris Drake
Morton Gould
Technical Credits
Arthur Lubin Director
Duncan Cramer Art Director
Walter de Leon Screenwriter
Redd Evans Songwriter
Morton Gould Score Composer
Edward Heyman Songwriter
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
John Jacob Loeb Songwriter
Harvey Manger Editor
Irving Phillips Original Story
Arthur Phillips Screenwriter
Charles Previn Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles R. Rogers Producer
Edward Verdier Original Story
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Delightfully Dangerous
2. Chapter 1 [17:23]
3. Chapter 2 [16:26]
4. Chapter 3 [12:34]
5. Chapter 4 [14:15]
6. Chapter 5 [14:59]
7. Chapter 6 [13:02]
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Disc #1 -- Delightfully Dangerous
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