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Dangerous Corner (1934)

Approved  |   |  Mystery  |  5 October 1934 (USA)
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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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Esquina Perigosa  »

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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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Maude Mockridge: You might do something about Charles. He seems so, um, at loose ends. Couldn't you marry him or something?
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let sleeping dogs lie!!!
5 March 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Virginia Bruce was a vision of blonde loveliness, who started off at Paramount in bit parts (lady in waiting to Jeanette MacDonald in "The Love Parade", one of the chorus girls in "Safety in Numbers") When she married John Gilbert, strangely her career took off (he was at the end of his career and sadly almost at the end of his life). "Dangerous Corner" was made around this time and paired her with Melvyn Douglas.

This is an interesting "what if" film from an intriguing play by J.B. Priestley. The action takes place one night at a dinner party, a year after the suicide of one of the partners in a publishing firm and the theft of some bonds. Gordon (Henry Wadsworth) is tuning the radio when a fuse goes and a game of tell the truth goes horribly wrong.

I found it a fascinating film definitely helped by a superior cast. Not only Virginia Bruce and Melvyn Douglas but Conrad Nagel, with his beautiful speaking voice (he was a founding member of the Academy of Motion Pictures). Erin O'Brien Moore was an underrated actress from the stage who was very memorable as Humphrey Bogart's wife in "Black Legion" (1937). Betty Furness was also good as the sweet young wife, whose life wasn't as happy as everyone thought.

Recommended.


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