Monday, August 5, 2013

Dark Monday • Danger - Love At Work

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In 1937, 20th Century Fox released a whimsical screwball comedy directed by Otto Preminger, in his second US feature. 'Danger - Love at Work' was written by James Eward Grant and Ben Markson, and they borrowed both themes and stories from some of the big Broadway and Hollywood hits of the period. The silly and eccentric characters seemed to be pulled from the 1936 Broadway hit 'You Can't Take It With You', and the storyline with mistaken identity and misplaced suspicions snagged from just about any comedy of manners ever written. The cast was strong, including Jack Haley, Joan Sothern, Edward Everett Horton, Mary Boland, and John Carradine in leading roles. Haley was perhaps best known as the Tin Man in 'The Wizard of Oz', released two years later. Sothern made a name for herself on Broadway in the 1930s, but soon Hollywood called her name. She made many films, and in the 1950s, Sothern also included television on her resumé. Together in this film, they had an easy charm on the screen, especially when they were flirting. In the following clip, Haley and Sothern sing "Danger: Love At Work", written for the film by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon.



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