A young Jane Powell enlivens 'Poverty Row' musical
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 06/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A very young Jane Powell is the appealing leading lady in DELIGHTFULLY DANGEROUS, in which she plays the younger sister of a brassy showgirl (Constance Moore). Ralph Bellamy plays the love interest who gets himself entangled with both sisters. Fans of Powell will be the ones who'll most appreciate this 1945 gem from the 'Poverty Row' film studio Astor Pictures.
The following year, Powell was signed to a contract at M-G-M and began a string of fine musical comedies, commencing with "Holiday in Mexico" and culminating in 1955 with "Hit the Deck". Fine support is provided by Morton Gould and his orchestra (musical numbers include "Once Upon a Song", "Through Your Eyes...To Your Heart" and "I'm Only Teasin'")"
Maybe if your a Jane Powell or Arthur Treacher fan...
Classic Debut | USA | 08/02/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this directly from Amazon and I was immediately disappointed. It came in a thin cheap case and appeared to be the same quality as the $1 DVDs you find in the deep discount stores. No menu, it just starts and is a poorly edited black and white film.
This is advertised as Jane Powell's 2nd film. Her singing is wonderful and so her acting, except when she starts to cry. I also liked Ralph Bellamy, Arthur Treacher, and Ruth Tobey. The film has it's cute moments although the plot is thin. It's about a 15 year old girl in a boarding school that thinks that her older sister is a Broadway actress.
I would recommend it to a Jane Powell or Arthur Treacher fan, but buy one of the cheaper dvds and save your money."
Pool Quality DVD
Bonita M. Winslow | Margate, FL | 06/26/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The movie is cute...long on singing short on plot. The problem is the poor quality of the DVD...it was not digitally enhanced and it was like watching an old newsreel...skipped and sputtered in spots and was painful to watch."
Robert E. Ludemann | Merrick, NY USA | 03/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This film is comparable to "Dance Girl Dance" in that it dealt with themes not usually found in musical offerings. The other common trait is that both feuture Ralph Bellamy, an actor of versatility whose training came from the stock company tour circuit."