Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Morning Movie: SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS (1943)
Now playing this morning on TCM is the delightful, little seen romantic comedy Slighty Dangerous. It stars Lana Turner as a small town girl named Peggy who is bored with her life who changes her identity and heads to New York. Trouble is people back home thinks she was kidnapped or murdered and leaving her boyfriend as a prime suspect. This sounds kind of heavy and film noir but it is actually a light comedy. Robert Young, Dame May Whitty, Walter Brennan and Eugene Pallette lend their talents for a strong supporting cast. Once again Lana shows she is more than just a beautiful face as she is quite funny in this role. Things get a little dramatic towards the end but for the most part this is a sweet little movie.