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The Dark Corner (1946)

 -  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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Cast

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Kathleen Stewart
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Hardy Cathcart
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Stauffer aka Fred Foss
Mark Stevens ...
Bradford Galt
Kurt Kreuger ...
Anthony Jardine
Cathy Downs ...
Mari Cathcart
Reed Hadley ...
Police Lt. Frank Reeves
Constance Collier ...
Mrs. Kingsley
Eddie Heywood ...
Eddie Heywood - Orchestra Leader
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Storyline

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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Crime | Film-Noir | Drama

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9 April 1946 (USA)  »

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The Dark Corner  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 10, 1947 with Lucille Ball and Mark Stevens reprising their film roles See more »

Goofs

When Fred Foss gets up from the floor after the fight in the apartment, his toupee is clearly standing straight up and you can see the bald spot before he puts his hat on. See more »

Quotes

Stauffer, alias Fred Foss: It didn't work. It was a busto-crusto.
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Connections

References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Brad and Kathleen are looking at the nickelodeons
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Everything a film noir should be
11 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a perfect little film noir, it's everything a film noir is supposed to be. Lucille Ball is great (I echo the sentiments of the person who said she should have done more of this type of film.) She's not a femme fatale, she's a completely innocent heroine; perhaps a little unusual in film noir, but it works. The use of light and dark, some terrific camera angles, and a somewhat confusing plot make this a superb example of this genre. One wonders why this film is not better known; it should be.


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