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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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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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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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 »

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

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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Music by Alfred Newman
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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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