Lucille Ball has a change of pace role as the loyal secretary of a private eye in the brooding film noir about a man being set up for a murder rap. Framed by his partner years ago, hard-boiled detective Bradford Galt (Mark Stevens) served a two year stretch for manslaughter. Now trying to start over, he spends his time serving his clients and romancing his new secretary, Kathleen (Ball).
But everything changes with the appearance of a sinister man in a white suit (William Bendix) who's apparently working for Galt's ex-partner, Tony Jardine. When Jardine is killed, the police blame Galt. It's another frame, but if Galt can't prove he's innocent, this time he's headed for death row.
A suspenseful, stylishly filmed story fuelled by crackling dialogue, an excellent performance form Clifton Webb, and Henry Hathaway's skillful direction, here is a riveting tale of one man's desperate battle to escape a private hell called THE DARK CORNER.