Beautiful but Dangerous

Beautiful but Dangerous

Lloyd Bacon (1954)

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Our Score
Having bought RKO in 1948, Howard Hughes took a shine to Jean Simmons and imported her from England, casting her opposite Robert Mitchum in Otto Preminger's torrid Angel Face. Since the on-screen chemistry between the two stars was combustible (the leering hulk against the demure English girl), this second rendezvous was concocted, called She Couldn't Say No in America. The mistake was to make it a comedy. Simmons plays an heiress with a guilt complex and Mitchum is the local doctor who rumbles her. Intended as a satire on small-town hypocrisy, the sort of thing Frank Capra churned out in the 1930s, it's stilted and slackly directed by Lloyd Bacon.


An heiress returns to her home town to shower gifts on the people who donated money in order for her to undergo a life-saving operation when she was a child. However, the woman is not prepared for the consequences of her good deed. Comedy drama, starring Jean Simmons, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Hunnicutt and Edgar Buchanan.

Cast & Crew

Doc Sellars Robert Mitchum
Corby Lane Jean Simmons
Otey Arthur Hunnicutt
Ad Meeker Edgar Buchanan
Joe Wallace Ford
Judge Holbert Raymond Walburn
Digger Jimmy Hunt
Director Lloyd Bacon
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Drama Comedy