Re: RARA-AVIS: The Dark Corner

From: Kevin Burton Smith (
Date: 06 Jun 2007

On Jun 5, 2007, at 9:16 AM, david david wrote:

> --- ninposamurai <> wrote:
>> Hey! Has anyone seen the movie,The Dark Corner?

One of my favourites. It's not a classic, but it's a good solid little B film that gets the job done, full of great throwaway lines.

Private eye Bradford Galt (Mark Stevens) is framed by his partner and sent to the hoosegow. After he's sprung, all he wants to do is start afresh. Unfortunately, now someone else seems to be setting him up, trying to force him into that "dark corner" all over again. About the only one who believes him is his loyal, long-suffering secretary Kathleen, played by then-unknown Lucille Ball, whose ballsy, assured performance is a revelation. Too bad Steven's performance is a little lackluster.

Someone a little more prone to scenery chewing might have lifted this film up a notch. Though it's entire low-key approach might be part of its charm.

Kevin Burton Smith The Thrilling Detective Web Site

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