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Director:
Writers:
Jay Dratler (screenplay) and
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 April 1946 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Save your lipstick, girls, he plays for keeps.
Plot:
Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Everything a film noir should be See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lucille Ball ... Kathleen Stewart

Clifton Webb ... Hardy Cathcart

William Bendix ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colleen Alpaugh ... Little Girl with Slide Whistle (uncredited)
Charles Cane ... Policeman at Tony's Apartment (uncredited)

Ellen Corby ... Maid (uncredited)
Peter Cusanelli ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Policeman in Galleries (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Laundry Proprietor (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Movie Theatre Cashier (uncredited)
Alice Fleming ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Goldsworthy ... Butler (uncredited)
Eugene Goncz ... Practical Sign Painter (uncredited)
Vincent Graeff ... Newsboy-Witness (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Man at Hit-Run Attempt (uncredited)
Eloise Hardt ... Miss Dennis - Saleswoman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Policeman in Galleries (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Bartender (uncredited)

Molly Lamont ... Lucy Wilding (uncredited)
Hope Landin ... Woman Scrubbing Floor (uncredited)
Thomas Louden ... Elderly Man (uncredited)
Donald MacBride ... Policeman in Galleries (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... First Cab Driver (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Henry - the Majordomo (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Milkman (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... Policeman (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Mr. Bryson (uncredited)
Steve Olsen ... Arcade Game Barker (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Policeman on Street (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Deli Customer (uncredited)
Raisa ... Client Daughter (uncredited)
Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Reynolds (uncredited)

John Russell ... Policeman at Tony's Apartment (uncredited)
Pietro Sosso ... Old Man (uncredited)
Douglas Spencer ... Deli Customer (uncredited)
Frieda Stoll ... Frau Keller (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Client Wife (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... The Real Fred Foss (uncredited)
Regina Wallace ... Mrs. Bryson (uncredited)
Gisela Werbisek ... Mrs. Schwartz (uncredited)
Lynn Whitney ... Stenographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Jay Dratler (screenplay) and
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay) (as Bernard Schoenfeld)

Leo Rosten (story)

Harry Kleiner  writer of new ending (uncredited)
Fred Kohlmar  revisions to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Fred Kohlmar .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography) (as Joe Mac Donald)
 
Film Editing by
J. Watson Webb Jr.  (as J. Watson Webb)
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Leland Fuller 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Kay Nelson 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Charles Hall .... production unit manager (uncredited)
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Eckhardt .... assistant director (uncredited)
Paul Helmick .... second assistant director (uncredited)
David Silver .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Paul S. Fox .... associate set decorator
Larry Haddock .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Visual Effects by
Sol Halperin .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edwin Hammeras .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Til Gabani .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestral arrangements
Emil Newman .... musical director
Charles Althouse .... music mixer (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
99 min | 95 min (FMC Library Print)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #11435) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
In later years, Lucille Ball was vocal about hating the experience of shooting "The Dark Corner". The lion's share of her resentment was pointed at director Henry Hathaway, whose bullying reduced Ball to stuttering on set, at which point Hathaway accused her of being inebriated.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Early in film where Kathleen is seen looking out of the back window of the taxi, she is clearly wearing a ring on her left hand. In all other scenes, like when dancing at the nightclub with Bradford, she is not wearing any ring on the left hand. However, throughout the film, she consistently is wearing a ring on her right hand little finger.See more »
Quotes:
Bradford Galt:The stain... The ink, baby, the ink. I smeared ink on his white suit up in my office.
Kathleen Stewart:What of it?
Bradford Galt:He'd have to have the suit cleaned, wouldn't he? The cleaners would have his address, wouldn't they?
Kathleen Stewart:Well, this is a pretty dirty town. Cleaning places grow on every street like mushrooms.
Bradford Galt:Yeah, but they don't do their own cleaning.
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Movie Connections:
References The Thin Man (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
The More I See YouSee more »

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40 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Everything a film noir should be, 11 February 2001
Author: jann-6

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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