Slightly Dangerous (1943): Ruggles’ Dramedy, Starring Lana Turner and Robert Young

Wesley Ruggles directed Slightly Dangerous, a romantic serio-comedy, starring Lana Turner and Robert Young.

Slightly Dangerous

Theatrical release poster

The film was written by Charles Lederer and George Oppenheimer from a story by Aileen Hamilton.

Turner plays a bored woman stuck in a dead-end job who runs away to New York City and ends up impersonating the long-lost daughter of a millionaire.

Lana Turner as Peggy Evans / “Carol Burden”
Robert Young as Bob Stuart
Walter Brennan as Cornelius Burden
Dame May Whitty as Baba
Eugene Pallette as Durstin
Alan Mowbray as an English gentleman
Florence Bates as Mrs. Amanda Roanoke-Brooke
Howard Freeman as Mr. Quill
Millard Mitchell as Baldwin
Ward Bond as Jimmy
Pamela Blake as Mitzi
Ray Collins as Snodgrass
Emory Parnell as Policeman


Directed by Wesley Ruggles
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Screenplay by Charles Lederer and George Oppenheimer, story by Aileen Hamilton
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Edited by Frank E. Hull

Production company: MGM

Distributed by Loews Inc.

Release date: April 1, 1943

Running time: 94 minutes
Budget almost $1 million
Box office $2,5 million


TCM showed the movie on Feb 8, 2021.