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The working title of the film was Hard Luck Dame. According to Warner Bros. files, other suggested titles were The Jinx Woman, Tomorrow Ends, But to Die, Forever Ends at Dawn, Strange Woman, Strange Star and Evil Star. The last title was suggested by Bette Davis. Bette Davis won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance. Contemporary and modern critics speculate that Davis was awarded the Oscar as much for her performance in RKO's 1934 film Of Human Bondage for which she was not even nominated, as for her work in this picture. Alison Skipworth was borrowed from Paramount and Franchot Tone from M-G-M for the film. Dangerous was remade by Warner Bros. in 1941 as Singapore Woman, starring Brenda Marshall and directed by Jean Negulesco.