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Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | April 1943 (USA)
Peggy is 21 and bored. She has just been awarded a certificate for starting work on time for 1000 days. She decides that she needs a change so she leaves a note, which is taken to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Ian McLellan Hunter (story), Aileen Hamilton (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lana Turner ... Peggy Evans aka Carol Burden
Robert Young ... Bob Stuart
Walter Brennan ... Cornelius Burden
May Whitty ... Baba (as Dame May Whitty)
Eugene Pallette ... Durstin
Alan Mowbray ... English Gentleman
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Amanda Roanoke-Brooke
Howard Freeman ... Mr. Quill
Millard Mitchell ... Baldwin
Ward Bond ... Jimmy
Pamela Blake ... Mitzi
Ray Collins ... Snodgrass
Paul Stanton ... Stanhope
O.K. Ford O.K. Ford ... Music Lover
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Storyline

Peggy is 21 and bored. She has just been awarded a certificate for starting work on time for 1000 days. She decides that she needs a change so she leaves a note, which is taken to be suicidal, and heads for New York where she gets a make over. A new outfit, a new look and an freak accident gets her in the paper as a amnesia victim, just because she does not want to be Peggy Evans any more. The paper thinks she may be an heiress so she searches for a few clues from back issues of the paper and finds that Carol Burden was never found. Cornelius Burden, however, has sent dozens of frauds to jail already and she must trick him and Baba to keep out of jail. Next, she must stop her old manager, Bob Stuart, from spilling the beans about her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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STOP! HOLD TIGHT! GOING AROUND THE CURVES! (original lobby card-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Careless See more »

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Budget:

$918,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Thursday 18 October 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 21 October 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Seattle Sunday 11 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5), and by Altoona PA Tuesday 20 November 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10) ; in Chicago it first aired 26 December 1956 on WBBM (Channel 2), in New York City 26 January 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 30 December 1957 on KGO (Channel 7), but in Minneapolis it was not viewed until 5 November 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

When Bob is talking his sleep, his voice can be heard saying, "I didn't kill her . . . oh, this is awful . . . take that body away", but his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Cornelius Burden: Don't try appealing to my mercy - I've got none!
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Connections

Featured in Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Stomping at the Savoy
Written by Benny Goodman (uncredited), Edgar M. Sampson (uncredited), Chick Webb (uncredited) and Andy Razaf (uncredited)
Performed by Benny Goodman
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Funny, light, comedy-drama
27 September 2003 | by siberryfanSee all my reviews

I didn't find this film to be a let down in any way - I found it very funny. I didn't take my eyes from it; the gorgeous sets and beautiful Lana Turner were mesmerizing. There is a hilarious scene in which Peggy Evans (Turner) is trying to decide what her new name will be: Walking down a city street, she sees ads and signs of retailers and tries out the names to see if they suit her (Abercrombie & Fitch, Suzanne Hats, etc...). She's debating with herself, trying out new names - and it's just hilarious. There are a few scenes where we hear her talking to herself, and I find these scenes some of the most fun. She's clever and serious, but her logic is unfounded. This is a fun movie, and I don't believe the cast took it too seriously. The cast seemed to make it a light comedy-drama, with a few madcap laughs.


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