Dangerous (1935)





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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. … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Laird Doyle
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2012
MGM Home Entertainment


as Joyce Heath

as Don Bellows

as Gail Armitage

as Mrs. Williams

as Gordon Heath

as Teddy

as George Sheffield

as Roger Farnsworth

as Charles Melton

as Reed Walsh

as Pitt Hanly

as Williams

as Bartender

as William, Roger's cha...

as Male Lead in Play

as Reporter

as Passerby

as Teddy's Chauffeur

as Nurse

as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Dangerous

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Dreadful soap opera film.

Full Review… | April 8, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Early Bette Davis is fun to catch.

February 21, 2008

Bette Davis won her first Oscar for playing an alcoholic actress bent on self-destruction.

Full Review… | April 30, 2007

Audience Reviews for Dangerous


Not the best Bette, Oscar notwithstanding, but still enjoyable.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Dangerous is a very good Bette Davis film. Bette won her 1st Oscar as Best Actress for her role in this film in 1935.

Bette plays a down on her luck actress whom has already seen her career at it's heights. A carrer now vanished due to her recklessness and all the horrible things that happened to her. She meets a wonderful architect that is just meeting his stardom played by the very talented Frenchot Tone. If you a fan of Bette Davis or like a good classis drama you will enjoy this film.

Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

I know that Bette Davis is a classic actress that a lot of people love. This is the earliest movie of her's that I've seen. I really have not been impressed by her much though.

Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

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