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Dangerous Corner (1934)

Approved | | Mystery | 5 October 1934 (USA)
An unexpected suicide prompts much speculation about honesty and theft.

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

J.B. Priestley (from the play by), Anne Morrison Chapin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Bruce ... Ann Peel
Conrad Nagel ... Robert Chatfield
Melvyn Douglas ... Charles Stanton
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Freda Chatfield
Ian Keith ... Martin Chatfield
Betty Furness ... Betty Whitehouse
Henry Wadsworth ... Gordon Whitehouse
Doris Lloyd ... Maude Mockridge
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An unexpected suicide prompts much speculation about honesty and theft.

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Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curva peligrosa See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (R C A Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Dangerous Corner" by J.B. Priestley opened at the Empire Theatre on October 27, 1932 and ran for 206 performances. The cast included Colin Keith-Johnston, Stanley Ridges (Charles Stanton), Jean Dixon (Freda Chatfield) and Barbara Robbins (Betty Whitehouse). See more »

Quotes

Maude Mockridge: You might do something about Charles. He seems so, um, at loose ends. Couldn't you marry him or something?
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Version of Opasnyy povorot (1972) See more »

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Trysting Place
(uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
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Conventional Morality again takes it on the chin
13 September 2011 | by ScenicRouteSee all my reviews

Watch this movie from 1934 (from a 1932 English play by J.B. Priestley)to see how early the English-speaking elite began to smash up their values, with a direct path to the mayhem and anomie of the 1960s/70s, and now the politically correct straightjackets of the early 21st century. I don't give it a 10 because of the excisions made to satisfy the censors - too bad for that, as it would have made the movie even more delicious.

For delicious it is, watching people throw up on their values as they wear magnificent gowns, even if we are living with the consequences now. Watch it to see what we need to recover...

Priestley is of the GB Shaw school - tradition and the wisdom of our ancestors is out the window, with no one knowing at the time what great new world awaits us. Unfortunately, we know now, and owe it all to these misguided geniuses for dramatic dialogue.


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