Cast & Crew
When gunpowder mixer William "Lucky" Davis falls in love with Marian Leslie, a secretary at the Duplex Gunpowder and Dynamite Manufacturing Corporation, his fellow mixers and best friends, Jimmy Pierson and Bob Owens, disapprove. They worry that he will marry, which, according to married Jimmy, "is just like suicide, only you got somebody to help you do it." To prevent Lucky's engagement, Jimmy and Bob, who with Lucky are known for their dangerous testing of new explosives, forge a letter from Lucky to Marian in which Lucky "confesses" to having a wife in Ohio. Marian, in retaliation, types a similar letter to Lucky, and the romance ends. Soon after, the trio is sent to San Rico in Central America to work on a new formula for Duplex. Jimmy, who learned Spanish while living in the Philippines, fools Bob into believing that a certain phrase in Spanish that actually means "will you marry me?" means "I don't believe in marriage." Consequently, when Bob meets Rosita, a beautiful San Rican dancer, he unwittingly proposes to her six times. While Jimmy, Bob and Lucky perfect their explosives formula, Marian is sent to San Rico to check on the plant's account books. On the morning after a raucous Independence Day celebration, during which the trio has gotten drunk celebrating their formula, the plant blows up in a huge blast. Arrested, the trio faces a bleak San Rican judge when Marian shows up with evidence implicating plant manager James Dawson in the sabotage. After Lucky and Marian clear up their misunderstanding, Bob gives in to marrying Rosita, and Jimmy is "found" by his long-lost Philippine wife, thus ending the trio's days as bachelor powder mixers.
William L. Von Brincken
Margaret La Marr
According to an advertisement for Monogram's 1934-35 production line-up, one working title of this film was Reckless Romeos. In that same advertisement, N. Brewster Morse is credited with the film's story. It is not known if he actually worked on the production, however. In July 1934, Hollywood Reporter announced that Monogram was changing the film's title from Dames and Dynamite to Flirting with Danger "in courtesy to" Fox's production Dames Is Dynamite.