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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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Eddie Heywood - Orchestra Leader


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 <>

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Save your lipstick, girls, he plays for keeps.


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Release Date:

9 April 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feind im Dunkel  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At the time "The Dark Corner" was made, Lucille Ball was suing to get out of her contract with MGM. As a result, MGM loaned her to Fox for this picture, which included a significant pay cut. See more »


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 »


Kathleen: You should have William Powell for a secretary.
Bradford Galt: William Powell... who's he?
Kathleen: Don't ya ever go to the movies? He's a detective, in "The Thin Man."
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References The Thin Man (1934) See more »


Heywood Blues
Music by Eddie Heywood
Performed by Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra at the High Hat Club
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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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