This Woman Is Dangerous
|This Woman Is Dangerous|
Original theatrical poster
|Directed by||Felix E. Feist|
|Produced by||Robert Sisk|
George Worthing Yates
|Music by||David Buttolph|
|Editing by||James C. Moore|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release dates||28 February 1952|
|Running time||100 min.|
This Woman is Dangerous (1952) is a Warner Bros. feature film starring Joan Crawford, David Brian, and Dennis Morgan in a story about a gun moll's romances with two different men. The screenplay by Geoffrey Homes and George Worthing Yates was based on a story by Bernard Girard. The film was directed by Felix E. Feist and produced by Robert Sisk. Soon after the film was released, Crawford left Warner Bros. studio.
In 1973, during the "Legendary Ladies" show at Town Hall, when asked, "Which one of your films do you regret making?" Joan Crawford told the audience that she considered, "This Woman Is Dangerous," her worst film.
Plot and cast
Beth Austin (Crawford) is the leader of a hold-up gang and the mistress of its most cold-blooded killer Matt Jackson (Brian). She has suffered from failing eyesight and travels to a distant state for an operation. Her lover promises to lie low until she returns. At the hospital, Beth and her doctor Ben Halleck (Morgan) fall in love. Meanwhile, Jackson becomes suspicious of his mistress's lengthy recovery period and sends a detective to snoop about. Beth breaks off her relationship with the doctor, hoping to dissuade Jackson from committing any harm against him. Jackson travels to the hospital planning to wipe out the man who has displaced him in Beth's affections. The FBI steps in before any violence is done. Beth is promised leniency, and looks forward to a life with the doctor after a short prison sentence. Cast includes Philip Carey, Richard Webb, Sherry Jackson, Stuart Randall, George Chandler, and William Challee.
This Woman Is Dangerous was released on Region 1 DVD on March 23, 2009 from the online Warner Bros. Archive Collection.
- Quirk, Lawrence J.. The Films of Joan Crawford. The Citadel Press, 1968.