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The Dark Corner (1946)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 8 May 1946 (USA)
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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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Cast

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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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 {J-26}

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Taglines:

WHERE A MAN NEED A GUN!...AND A WOMAN NEEDS TO BE BEAUTIFUL! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feind im Dunkel See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,000,000, 31 December 1946
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Company Credits

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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Trivia

The radio show 'Quiz Kids' is referred to by Galt as he ponders who is attempting to frame him and why. See more »

Goofs

After Galt (Mark Stevens) has the scuffle with Jardine (Kurt Kreuger), Kathleen Stewart remarks to Galt that his jacket is torn at the shoulder. However it was ALREADY torn when the William Bendix character ran him down in the street. She sat directly across from Galt in the diner and couldn't have missed it the first time. See more »

Quotes

Bradford Galt: There goes my last lead. I feel all dead inside. I'm backed up in a dark corner, and I don't know who's hitting me.
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Connections

Referenced in Colony: Tamam Shud (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby,
Opus 49, No. 4 (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played on violin while Brad is walking to his apartment house.
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Improves on acquaintance
5 September 2001 | by lucy-66See all my reviews

Worth watching several times. Great b/w photography and the music is always playing on a radio or being plonked out by a child learning the piano--I mean the characters aren't followed around by an invisible orchestra. Love the office under the elevated railway. Some good lines too. As Galt's coffee cup falls from his trembling fingers he says something like 'I'm a tower of strength with nerves of steel!' xxxxxxxxx


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