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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 lead character from the play, Olwin Peel, was renamed Ann Beale for this film adaptation. See more »

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Betty: Come along, you're keeping my husband waiting. It wouldn't matter but he's got the gin.
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Version of Dangerous Corner (1965) See more »

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Music by Victor Schertzinger
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Things are seldom what they seem ...
5 April 2011 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

That's the start of a song from HMS Pinafore, and this picture goes on to prove just that. "Dangerous Corner" is a filmed stage play and is a fascinating character study of a group of people with skeletons cascading out of their respective closets. On the surface, it seems one of their number has committed suicide over some embezzled funds. Please note that 'on the surface' is the operative term in this engrossing film.

All concerned turn in good performances and the dialogue ranges from clichéd to the profound to the philosophic, and you can't leave the room or else you'll lose the thread of the story - remember, it's only 65 minutes long and with a lot of plot squeezed in.

This is a timeless parable about human frailty and appetites and layered relationships. Nevertheless, it becomes all the more interesting to consider that it was made in 1934. They think like us, exhibit our own doubts and weaknesses but all are in evening clothes and smoke and drink at all hours, all of which gives the proceedings a surreal feel, that we are eavesdropping on a living museum scene. You think of how alien such a lifestyle seems today.

"Dangerous Corner" turned up on TCM the other morning and is not available in any format. If it comes on again, you should do yourself a favor and watch it.


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