Slightly Dangerous

Slightly Dangerous is a 1943 American romantic comedy film starring Lana Turner and Robert Young. The screenplay concerns a bored young woman in a dead-end job who runs away to New York City and ends up impersonating the long-lost daughter of a millionaire. The film was directed by Wesley Ruggles and written by Charles Lederer and George Oppenheimer from a story by Aileen Hamilton. According to Turner Classic Movies film historian Robert Osborne, one sequence early in the film in which Lana Turner's character does her job at the soda fountain while blindfolded was actually directed by an uncredited Buster Keaton.

Slightly Dangerous
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWesley Ruggles
Buster Keaton (uncredited)
Produced byPandro S. Berman
Screenplay byCharles Lederer
George Oppenheimer
Story byAileen Hamilton
StarringLana Turner
Robert Young
Music byBronislau Kaper[1]
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byFrank E. Hull
Distributed byLoews Inc.
Release date
  • April 1, 1943 (1943-04-01)
Running time
94–94 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,465,000[2]


Box office

According to MGM records the film earned $1,579,000 in the US and Canada and $672,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $4,776,000.[2][3]


  1. Slightly Dangerous at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. "Top Grossers of the Season", Variety, 5 January 1944 p 54
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