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Dangerous Number (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 22 January 1937 (USA)
Hank Medhill, artificial silk manufacturer, has returned to the U.S. from Japan to learn that his former girlfriend, Eleanor Breen is about to marry. Hank convinces Eleanor to leave the ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Carey Wilson (screen play), Leona Dalrymple (from the story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Young ... Hank Medhill
Ann Sothern ... Eleanor Breen Medhill
Reginald Owen ... Cousin William
Cora Witherspoon ... Gypsy Breen
Dean Jagger ... Vance Dillman
Marla Shelton ... Vera Montana
Barnett Parker ... Minehardi
Charles Trowbridge ... Hotel Manager
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Hank Medhill, artificial silk manufacturer, has returned to the U.S. from Japan to learn that his former girlfriend, Eleanor Breen is about to marry. Hank convinces Eleanor to leave the groom-to-be and marry him. Shortly after the marriage, they discover that they have nothing in common. They separate. Hank decides to pick any name from the phone book and date them. That date results in a wild and frightful night for Hank, thanks to Eleanor's clever plan. Hank goes home to Eleanor to discover her with another man, Vance. Vance isn't any man, though, he's Eleanor's husband. Written by Kelly

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A RED-HEADED WOMAN WAS THE CAUSE OF IT ALL! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido é de Circo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to articles in The Hollywood Reporter from August 1936, Madge Evans was to take over the lead role from Myrna Loy that eventually went to Ann Sothern. Southern was on loan from RKO. See more »

Quotes

Gypsy Breen: Oh, Hank. You wicked, wicked boy.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood - The Second Step (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Dean Jagger and Marla Shelton
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The film and the actors try too hard in this one...
28 July 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

As I sat and watched "Dangerous Number", I felt a bit annoyed. While there might have been some story elements that would have resulted in a good movie, too often the film chooses to be loud, brash and kooky. As a result, the film has aged poorly and is rather annoying.

When the film begins, it seems as if the movie is missing some plot (some felt it was trimmed and perhaps it was). You gather that Hank (Robert Young) has been overseas for a long time and discovers that his old girlfriend, Eleanor (Ann Sothern) is about to get married. So what does a guy do in a situation like this? He crashes the wedding and he and Eleanor then run off and get married. Soon they discover they have little in common and the marriage might just be a mistake. What follows are some annoyingly shrill and nonsensical adventures--all done to prove to the pair that they really SHOULD be married.

Robert Young and Ann Sothern are better than the material and the film repeatedly underestimates the intelligence of the audience. Overall, a pretty limp film that is best left to the die-hard Yong/Sothern fans.


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