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The Dark Corner (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama | 9 April 1946 (USA)
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Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

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Private investigator Bradford Galt has moved to New York from San Fransisco after serving a jail term on account of his lawyer partner Tony Jardine. When he finds someone is tailing - and possibly trying to kill him, Galt believes Jardine is behind it. As he finds there is rather more to it, he is increasingly glad to have his attractive new secretary Kathleen around, for several reason. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Save your lipstick, girls, he plays for keeps.

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1.37 : 1
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When Kathleen is unsuccessful at following a suspicious character for her boss, she tells him he should have hired William Powell as a secretary instead. Powell played the detective in the Thin Man and Philo Vance movie series. See more »

Goofs

The character of Fred Foss is played by William Bendix and that is not a toupee, it is his real hair. You can check that out by watching him in The Blue Dahlia or The Best Years of Our Lives. See more »

Quotes

Hardy Cathcart: Love is not the exclusive province of adolescence, my dear; it's a heart ailment that strikes all age groups-like my love for you. My love for you is the only malady I've contracted since the usual childhood diseases. And it's incurable.
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References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

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I Don't Care Who Knows It
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Played on player piano in penny arcade, and later on a radio next to Galt's apartment
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Improves on acquaintance
5 September 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Worth watching several times. Great b/w photography and the music is always playing on a radio or being plonked out by a child learning the piano--I mean the characters aren't followed around by an invisible orchestra. Love the office under the elevated railway. Some good lines too. As Galt's coffee cup falls from his trembling fingers he says something like 'I'm a tower of strength with nerves of steel!' xxxxxxxxx


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