Dangerous to Know

Dangerous to Know is a 1938 crime film starring Anna May Wong, Akim Tamiroff, Gail Patrick, Lloyd Nolan, and Anthony Quinn. The movie was directed by Robert Florey. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times called the film a "second-rate melodrama, hardly worthy of the talents of its generally capable cast."[1]

Dangerous to Know
Directed byRobert Florey
Written byWilliam R. Lipman
Horace McCoy
Based onOn the Spot
by Edgar Wallace
StarringAnna May Wong
Akim Tamiroff
Gail Patrick
Lloyd Nolan
Anthony Quinn
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byArthur P. Schmidt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

It is based on British crime writer Edgar Wallace's hit 1930 play On the Spot which had been inspired by the career of Al Capone.



  1. Crowther, Bosley. Dangerous to Know (film review). The New York Times, March 11, 1939.
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