Los Angeles Times
The following year, Davis won her first best actress Oscar for the glossy melodrama "Dangerous." (Pictured with best actor winner Victor McLaglen, left, and D.W. Griffith.)
Davis sinks her teeth into her role of Joyce Heath, a once brilliant stage actress turned skid row alcoholic. The reason? She was considered a jinx because everything she touched was destroyed. But Don Bellows ( Franchot Tone), a young, well-heeled New York architect, who saw Heath on stage several years prior, thinks he can rehabilitate her even if means breaking off his engagement and marrying Joyce.
Davis' best line: "It's either going to be your life or mine. If you're killed, I'll be free. If I'm killed, it really doesn't matter. If we both died -- good riddance!"