Slightly Dangerous

  • 1943
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Crime

Buster Keaton was under contract to MGM for many years as an uncredited comedy advisor and any physical humor in this film is a result of his collaboration with director Ruggles, himself a former "Keystone Kop." Turner appears as a blonde and a brunette as she assumes two identities. As the picture opens she's a soda jerkette in a small department store...read more

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Buster Keaton was under contract to MGM for many years as an uncredited comedy advisor and any physical humor in this film is a result of his collaboration with director Ruggles, himself a former "Keystone Kop." Turner appears as a blonde and a brunette as she assumes two identities. As

the picture opens she's a soda jerkette in a small department store in a tiny town. She is so bored by this aimless job that, in order to vary her working hours, she makes sundaes blindfolded. Young is the store manager who doesn't appreciate her shenanigans and asks her to come to his office,

where he bawls her out. Turner rushes from Young's office in tears and the other employees incorrectly reckon that he's been sexually harassing her. She leaves the tiny burg but no one knows that, and when a suicide note is uncovered, Young is fired. Turner arrives in New York and buys some new

clothes with her last few bucks. At the front door of a newspaper, she's hit on the head by a bucket of paint and walks into the paper dripping red. Once inside, she manages to convince Pallette, the boss, that she's the long-lost daughter of wealthy Brennan, a millionaire manufacturer. Once she

meets Brennan, even he is taken in by her charade. The newspapers across the country trumpet Brennan's daughter's reappearance, and when Young sees Turner's photo, he hurries to New York, hoping to get her to clear his name in their small town. Turner has been claiming amnesia and Young shows her

a bogus marriage license that states they are married. Turner can do nothing about the situation lest she admit the amnesia is fraudulent. Brennan does some investigating and discovers the truth about Turner, but he's come to care so much for her that it doesn't matter that she's not his real

daughter. And--as you must have expected--Turner and Young fall in love, which was a foregone conclusion from the first reel. A cute film helped enormously by some of the best character actors in the business at the time. Every role, no matter how small, has a gem of a performance in it by these

veterans. In a tiny role, note Robert Blake (TV's "Baretta") at the age of 9.

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