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She's Dangerous (1937)

A beautiful woman suspected of being a jewel thief is actually a detective tracking down a ring of bond thieves.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tala Birell ... Stephanie Duval
Walter Pidgeon ... Dr. Scott Logan
Cesar Romero ... Nick Sheldon / Al Shaw
Walter Brennan ... Ote O'Leary
Warren Hymer ... Herman Valentz
Samuel S. Hinds ... Warden
Jonathan Hale ... Charles Fitzgerald
Richard Carle ... Kegley
Franklin Pangborn ... Renaud
Richard Tucker ... District Attorney
June Brewster ... Betty Mason
Stanley Andrews ... Franklin Webb
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Callahan Bob Callahan ... Switchboard Operator
Jack Cheatham ... Keeper
Jack Daley Jack Daley ... Guard
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A beautiful woman suspected of being a jewel thief is actually a detective tracking down a ring of bond thieves.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1937 (USA) See more »

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Blonde Dynamite See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Talia Birell's Attempt At Stardom Ruined By Disjointed Story
3 January 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Cesar Romero is a racketeer who has gone upscale. Now he runs a security firm, selling stolen bonds beneath a veneer of respectability. He's impressed by Tala Birell, who runs a short con, and adds her to his gang, despite the objections of his crew. However, it turns out she's a mole, working for Jonathan Hale. While they're getting ready to fly to Denver, Romero murders Hale, steals the papers showing what she's doing, and then they take off, only to crash into the vacation home of Doctor Walter Pidgeon.

The movie starts off impressively, with a sequence showing the bond theft, and bumps along in a satisfying fashion until Pidgeon shows up. He's fine: solid, honest, good looking,and he gets to sing a little. It's simply that the movie veers a little too often and a little too clumsily. At first it's a light-hearted gangster comedy; then it turns into a serious romantic triangle between Birell and Pidgeon, who love each other, and Romero, who's still wacky about her, but in a possessive, angry way. Then it' a murder trial and she is on her way to the electric chair.

Tala Birell had been a success on stage in Europe and had come to the US about 1933. This was her big role, and six writers and two directors had mucked up the story. Even Walter Brennan and Warren Hymer as comic relief in their standard modes don't disguise the joints, as the story shifts and the focus changes from one character to another.


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