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Dangerous Corner (1934)

Approved | | Mystery | 5 October 1934 (USA)
An unexpected suicide prompts much speculation about honesty and theft.

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

J.B. Priestley (from the play by), Anne Morrison Chapin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Bruce ... Ann Peel
Conrad Nagel ... Robert Chatfield
Melvyn Douglas ... Charles Stanton
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Freda Chatfield
Ian Keith ... Martin Chatfield
Betty Furness ... Betty Whitehouse
Henry Wadsworth ... Gordon Whitehouse
Doris Lloyd ... Maude Mockridge
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Storyline

An unexpected suicide prompts much speculation about honesty and theft.

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Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curva peligrosa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (R C A Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Dangerous Corner" by J.B. Priestley opened at the Empire Theatre on October 27, 1932 and ran for 206 performances. The cast included Colin Keith-Johnston, Stanley Ridges (Charles Stanton), Jean Dixon (Freda Chatfield) and Barbara Robbins (Betty Whitehouse). See more »

Quotes

Ann Beale: If Charles goes, the firm will suffer.
Robert Chatfield: Don't worry, the firm's smashed to bits now!
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Connections

Version of Dangerous Corner (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Max Steiner
[played on music box]
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The past is a different country!
9 February 2004 | by andy.marshallSee all my reviews

It's amazing how different 1934 looks to us now, on the evidence of this movie. An ensemble cast of no more than eight, all with speaking parts and none of them filmed anywhere but the standard three sets. Camera angles are static and rigid, only the occasional pan out when confessions are being made and these are legion. Clearly this script could not have been filmed without the invention of cigarettes - they are central to almost every scene and crucial to the turn of the plot itself.

The plot is strong and rather typical of J B Priestly in that much of the drama consists of revelations and contradictions. No-one is quite what they seem!


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