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The Dark Corner (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 8 May 1946 (USA)
Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

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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 | Drama | Film-Noir

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8 May 1946 (USA)  »

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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

A newspaper ad mentions that a Cathcart Gallery exhibition is by Invitation Only, but then why would it be advertised in the paper? See more »

Quotes

Kathleen Stewart: I've never been followed before.
Bradford Galt: That's a terrible reflection on American manhood.
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References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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