Director: Alfred E. Green Cast: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay


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Not even considered a good film back in 1935, Dangerous is held together by the mesmerizing performance of Bette Davis. The star is cast as alcoholic, self-destructive stage actress Joyce Heath, a character obviously based on Jeanne Eagels. Wealthy architect Don Bellows (Franchot Tone) becomes convinced that Joyce can be rehabilitated with the "right" stage vehicle, and begins pulling strings to bring her back to the footlights. She rises to the occasion, falling in love with Don in the process. But Joyce becomes convinced that she's a jinx to any man who gets near her, as proven by her spineless, dissolute husband, Gordon Heath (John Eldredge), who refuses to give her a divorce. Deliberately hurting Don's feelings so he will escape her "curse," Joyce determines to rid the world of both herself and her husband. But things don't work out that way, and as a result Joyce is left in an inextricable Ethan Frome-like dilemma at film's end, while Don finds happiness with his socialite Gail Armitage (Margaret Lindsay). It is generally conceded that Bette Davis won her Academy Award for Dangerous because she was denied the Oscar for her performance in the previous season's Of Human Bondage. Dangerous was remade (and considerably reshaped) in 1941 as Singapore Woman.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2012
UPC: 0883316382318
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 10,316

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Joyce Heath
Franchot Tone Don Bellows
Margaret Lindsay Gail Armitage
Alison Skipworth Mrs. Williams
John Eldredge Gordon Heath
Dick Foran Teddy
Walter Walker Roger Farnsworth
Richard Carle Pitt Hanly
George S. Irving Charles Melton
Pierre Watkin George Sheffield
Douglas Wood Elmont
George Andre Beranger Waiter
William B. Davidson Reed Walsh
William "Wild Bill" Elliott Male Lead in Play
Eddie Foster Passerby
Edward Keane Doctor
Milt Kibbee William, Roger's chauffeur
Larry McGrath Waiter
Miki Morita Cato
Frank O'Connor Bartender
Craig Reynolds Reporter
Libby Taylor Beulah
Mary Treen Nurse
Billy Wayne Teddy's Chauffeur

Technical Credits
Alfred E. Green Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
Laird Doyle Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Bernhard Kaun Score Composer
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Hugh Reticker Art Director
Tom Richards Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dangerous
1. Chapter 1 [1:03]
2. Chapter 2 [4:32]
3. Chapter 3 [3:13]
4. Chapter 4 [2:34]
5. Chapter 5 [3:42]
6. Chapter 6 [2:22]
7. Chapter 7 [4:50]
8. Chapter 8 [1:19]
9. Chapter 9 [1:46]
10. Chapter 10 [5:14]
11. Chapter 11 [1:54]
12. Chapter 12 [3:05]
13. Chapter 13 [3:01]
14. Chapter 14 [3:19]
15. Chapter 15 [2:56]
16. Chapter 16 [3:55]
17. Chapter 17 [2:45]
18. Chapter 18 [3:54]
19. Chapter 19 [2:20]
20. Chapter 20 [3:02]
21. Chapter 21 [2:15]
22. Chapter 22 [3:26]
23. Chapter 23 [2:49]
24. Chapter 24 [2:14]
25. Chapter 25 [2:26]
26. Chapter 26 [1:23]
27. Chapter 27 [2:24]
28. Chapter 28 [:40]

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