DANGEROUS (1935) B/W 79m dir: Alfred E. Green
w/Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Dick Foran
A young architect tries to bring a great actress back from the gutter to stardom and falls in love with her. Very soapy, especially at the end, but Bette's first Oscar-winning performance makes the film worthy of attention.
From Variety's review of the film: "Laird Doyle knows his romantic dialog. Better than he knows his plot, but with the former carrying the latter, he has banged out an appealing scenario for the women in Dangerous. ...
"Laird's dialog is adult, intelligent and has a rhythmic beat. Davis' performance is fine on the whole, despite a few imperfect moments. When called upon to reach an intense dramatic pitch without hysterics, Davis is capable of turning the trick. Yet there are moments in Dangerous when a lighter acting mood would be opportune.
"Franchot Tone is splendid as the architect. Margaret Lindsay has a sit-'n'-wait assignment that didn't call for exertion."