The Dark Corner

The Dark Corner

Director: Henry Hathaway Cast: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, Mark Stevens


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The Dark Corner

This grade-A example of "film noir" stars Mark Stevens as Brad Galt, an embittered ex-convict who returns to the private detective business upon his release. Sour and surly, Galt behaves himself only when he's around his faithful and adoring secretary Kathleen (top-billed Lucille Ball). When Galt's crooked former partner Tony Jardine (Kurt Krueger) inaugurates an affair with socialite Mari Cathcart (Cathy Downs), Cathcart's waspish art-collector husband (Clifton Webb) arranges Jardine's murder, carefully pinning the blame on Galt. On the lam from the cops, Galt must rely on Kathleen to help gather enough evidence to prove his innocence. Best scene: Cathcart's abrupt but chillingly casual murder of his partner-in-crime (William Bendix). The deliberate lack of background music serves to enhance the gloomy atmosphere of The Dark Corner.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/06/2005
UPC: 0024543169185
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by film historians Alain Silver & James Ursini; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucille Ball Kathleen
Clifton Webb Hardy Cathcart
Mark Stevens Bradford Galt
William Bendix White Suit
Cathy Downs Mari Cathcart
Eddie Heywood & Orch. Themselves
Mary Field Cashier
John W. Goldsworthy Butler
Vincent Graeff Newsboy
Reed Hadley Lt. Frank Reeves
Eloise Hardt Saleswoman
Kurt Kreuger Tony Jardine
Molly Lamont Lucy Wilding
Hope Landin Scrubwoman
Thomas Martin Major Domo
Matt McHugh Milk Man
Forbes Murray Mr. Bryson
Steve Olsen Barker
Frieda Stoll Frau Keller
Gisela Werbiseck Mrs. Schwartz
Charles Wagenheim Foss
Regina Wallace Mrs. Bryson
Tom Monroe Policeman
Charles Tannen Cabbie
Constance Collier Mrs. Kingsley
Minerva Urecal Mother
Thomas Lockyear Elderly Man
Ellen Corby Maid
Lee Phelps Policeman
Donald MacBride Policeman
Charles Cane Policeman
John Kelly Policeman
John Russell Policeman
Ralph Dunn Policeman
Alice Fleming Woman
Isabel Randolph Woman
Pietro Sosso Man
Peter Cusanelli Man
Lynn Whitney Stenographer
John Elliott Man

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
James Basevi Art Director
Jay Dratler Screenwriter
W.D. Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Leland Fuller Art Director
Fred Kohlmar Producer
Harry M. Leonard Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Kay Nelson Costumes/Costume Designer
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Nye Makeup
Ben Nye Makeup
Bernard Schoenfeld Screenwriter
Fred Sersen Special Effects
J. Watson Webb Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Dark Corner
1. Main Titles [1:08]
2. Keeping It Legit [4:22]
3. Hired Muscle [12:25]
4. A Collection of Crooks [5:27]
5. The High Hat [5:32]
6. Brad's Story [7:14]
7. Two-Timing Tony [9:03]
8. The Two Faces of Mari [6:50]
9. Lying in Wait [11:51]
10. Finding Fred Foss [2:48]
11. The Other Man [5:02]
12. Getting the Whites White [3:59]
13. Discarding a Financial Burden [7:21]
14. Catching a Cab [2:35]
15. Wrap It Up! [12:03]
16. Playing for Keeps [1:21]

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