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Tired old queen at the movies

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The Dark Corner

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ucille Ball and Mark Stevens find themselves in a whirlpool of suspense in Henry Hathaway's classic film noir, The Dark Corner. A Detective (Stevens) knows he's being set up. But what for? By whom? And where can it lead, except of course, to murder? With the help of his faithful "Girl Friday" (Ball), he sets out to unravel the mystery before the cops get to him.

The cast is top notch and so is the acting. Clifton Webb reprises the acid tongued sophisticate he'd played in Laura as a sardonic gallery owner with an obsession for his young and beautiful wife. William Bendix, a noir veteran, plays the hired muscle and Kurt Kruegar, plays the suave, blond playboy, who's sleeping with the wrong man's wife. The dialogue is snappy, the action is fast paced, the New York locations are spectacular and Ball, Bendix and especially Webb are at their very best. Everything comes together to make The Dark Corner top flight entertainment.

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Here at ka-os|theory, Steve Hayes is regarded as a legend. He's opened up a whole world of cinematic pleasure, and fired up my appreciation of film. His enthusiasm is infectious, electrifying, and unfailingly on point. The films he recommends are always worth seeing, and several have become firm favourites. If you have even a passing interest in movies, watch a couple of reviews. They're fun, funny, and you'll be intrigued. As he says, "Trust the tired old movie queen, this is terrific!"


(Syndication is with the kind permission of Steve Hayes. I'd recommend that readers check out his YouTube channel and explore his reviews. Discover the joy of vintage cinema - I did!)

3 comments:

Mike said...

@ JAI: you have to be so into a relationship to be watching these movies!!!! :)

why else would anyone stay home and watch these movies? :)

Jai said...

Simple answer: because they're great.

You need to get over your resentment of old Hollywood! See a shrink! lol

Mr. Toddy English said...

I need to watch this. I love film noir, especially from old Hollywood!

 
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