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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

Complete credited cast:
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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Feind im Dunkel  »

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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

Hardy Cathcart: How I detest the dawn. The grass always looks like it's been left out all night.
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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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Great little-known film-noir
24 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Watched this on American Movie Classics the other day ... what a great surprise. Witty dialogue with lots of clever innuendo, murky (but not annoyingly so) plot, and stark, moody lighting set the scene for the "typical" noir scenario in which the smart-cookie secretary (Lucille Ball) saves the private eye's hide. The costumes are also wonderful -- 1940s glamour all the way, from Lucy's tailored suits to the rich wife's evening gowns and nightie (gasp!).


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