Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hard Boiled with Lucille Ball in THE DARK CORNER

Everything you want in a film noir. Moody lighting filtered through cigarette smoke and venetian blinds, drinking in the dark, an honest man trying to escape his past and a nefarious man trying to use that past against him. Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, & Mark Stevens. Stevens is Bradford Galt, a private dick spouting classic hardboiled dialogue (thanks to writers Jay Dratler & Bernard C. Schoenfeld). He wastes no time in getting his new secretary (Ball) involved in his tormented life.