She must have said that before Trog.
UPDATE — Nope…
Later, even post-TROG, she referred to it as the worst bit of her filmography. While I wouldn’t personally go that far, I will say that it’s frustratingly lackluster. THIS WOMAN IS DANGEROUS is really not an appropriate title. Maybe THIS WOMAN IS MOPEY or THIS WOMAN IS PISSED AT WARNER BROTHERS would have been more suitable.
Anyhow, I just caught it and didn’t think it was any worse than many other mid-career “Joan is a tough but tender older broad whom men are still mysteriously attracted to for some reason” movies.
It looked very nice, had lots of action and suspense, and the supporting performances were good.
I’ve blogged before about Crawford’s somewhat baffling latter day makeup choices — the bold lips and brows — but realized watching This Woman is Dangerous that that look might have worked better had she not insisted on wearing her hair in that weird short cap of concrete-looking curls at the same time.
Although hardly considered among her best films, This Woman Is Dangerous at least has developed a fan following. Viewers today value it for its connections to two other films casting Crawford as criminals, the much superior A Woman’s Face (1941) and The Damned Don’t Cry (1950). In addition, the film’s print quality (recently restored for DVD), showcases McCord’s atmospheric cinematography.
For even the casual Crawford fan, it offers a chance to see how the star could manage to bring together toughness and vulnerability in a single role and sometimes, as when she tries to leave Morgan for his own good, a single scene.