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Dangerous Corner (1934)

Approved | | Mystery | 5 October 1934 (USA)
An unexpected suicide prompts much speculation about honesty and theft.

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An unexpected suicide prompts much speculation about honesty and theft.

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The original Broadway production of "Dangerous Corner" by J.B. Priestley opened at the Empire Theatre on October 27, 1932 and ran for 206 performances. The cast included Colin Keith-Johnston, Stanley Ridges (Charles Stanton), Jean Dixon (Freda Chatfield) and Barbara Robbins (Betty Whitehouse). See more »

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Ann Beale: The real truth - that is, every single little thing, with nothing missing at all - wouldn't be dangerous. I suppose that's God's truth. What most people mean by truth is only half the real truth. It doesn't tell you all that went on inside everybody, everything they really thought and felt. It simply gives you a lot of facts that were hidden away, and perhaps were a lot better hidden away.
Charles Stanton: Right you are, it's treacherous stuff.
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My brief review of the film
31 May 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A very young Melvyn Douglas gives quite a solid performance in this screen drama adapted from a successful stage play. The film's origins are not at all disguised, and even the nice trick ending looks like the type of thing one would expect in theatre. There are a number of curious ideas that are spread throughout the film, especially in terms of distorting the truth, however there's relatively little action, with events told through dialogue, which makes it a bit overly talkative and a tad confusing. It is also inappropriately slow to build up and melodramatic, although never poorly done. It is hard to know what to make of the film, but by the end I did not feel like much had happened, and therefore I can only half-heartedly recommend it, although Douglas fans are sure to delight at seeing him here so young.


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