Don Terry (Tim Sawyer), Rosalind Keith (Linda Gale), Nana Bryant (Aunt Marie), John Gallaudet (Hadley), Frank C. Wilson (Billings), Marc Lawrence (Calkins), Russell Hicks (Allen), Joe Sawyer (Dutch), Edmund Cobb (train engineer).
Director: D. ROSS LEDERMAN. Screenplay: John Rathmell and Owen Francis. Story: Owen Francis. Photography: Benjamin Kline. Film editor: Gene Havlick. Art director: George Hart. Costumes: Kalloch. Music director: Morris Stoloff.
Copyright 6 July 1937 by Columbia Pictures of California, Ltd. No New York opening. U.S. release: 1 August 1937. 6 reels. 58 minutes.
COMMENT: Despite its promising title and one well-directed sequence in which a blast furnace explodes, this melodrama with a steel mill background comes across as a very routine and humdrum adventure.
Rosalind Keith impersonates a lady boss who is brought to heel by her roughneck, always right foreman, played by Don Terry, who defeats the villains played by Gallaudet and Hicks.
(Would you believe that Columbia used exactly the same situation in another 1937 release, "Roaring Timber", starring Grace Bradley as the heiress, Jack Holt as her rescuer, whilst Charles Wilson and Willard Robertson played the duo of villains).
Made on a distinctly modest budget with liberal doses of stock shots, "A Dangerous Adventure" offers only the one sequence featuring anything like danger — the aforesaid episode detailing the rescue of a worker trapped by the exploding blast furnace.
All told, this programmer offers less than mediocre entertainment.
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