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The Dark Corner (1946)

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

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Jay Dratler (screenplay), Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay) (as Bernard Schoenfeld) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
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 ... Eddie Heywood - Orchestra Leader
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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 {J-26}

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Taglines:

"I'M NO GOOD FOR YOU, BABY...BUT I'M NOT LETTING YOU GO!" - original print ad-all caps) See more »


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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

When Kathleen Stewart (Lucille Ball) arrives at Galt's apartment and helps him straighten up a bit following Stauffer's attack on both, she places a lighted lamp back on a table. However when Stauffer left the apartment, it was completely dark. See more »

Quotes

Hardy Cathcart: How I detest the dawn. The grass always looks like it's been left out all night.
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Connections

Referenced in Remington Steele: Steele Searching: Part 1 (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Mood Indigo
(uncredited)
Music by Barney Bigard and Duke Ellington
Played when Stauffer is breaking into Brad's apartment
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Everything a film noir should be
11 February 2001 | by jann-6See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,000,000
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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