The Dark Corner ()

directed by Henry Hathaway
featuring Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, Mark Stevens, William Bendix, Cathy Downs

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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 ...

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Feb 15, 2011

Dynamite tough-guy mystery

Before Desi, Lucille Ball worked hard at
her craft--in this gritty big-city crime story,
the good guy gets the good girl and some
really strange(but famous) personalities
find justice and closure. Anybody remember
Reed Hadley? Boy, I sure do--he "hosted"
a 1950's TV show called "racket Squad"--this
looks like a screen-test for him--what a voice!
well-directed low-budget actioner--even the
popcorn tasted gooood...

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