Quotes in Noir: The Dark Corner (1946)

Ah, Clifton Webb. He could imbue a phrase with more flair, sophistication, and downright venom than anybody I can think of. Webb was perhaps at his most memorable in Laura (1944), in which he played the ever-acerbic Waldo Lydecker, but he was just as good in the lesser-known noir The Dark Corner. In this 1946 feature, Webb played another oddly monikered chap – Hardy Cathcart – an art gallery owner with a haughty air and a brittle wit. Webb’s way with words was on full display in this film, as demonstrated in today’s quote of the day:

“When an impoverished character, unendowed with any appreciable virtues, succumbs to a rich man’s wife, it must be suspected that his interest is less passionate than pecuniary.” Clifton Webb in The Dark Corner

Clifton Webb: Quick of wit (but don’t let him catch you near an open window)!


~ by shadowsandsatin on November 5, 2013.

2 Responses to “Quotes in Noir: The Dark Corner (1946)”

  1. I’m impressed by your consistency so far this month Karen and am enjoying the articles so far. Hope you keep up the good work!

  2. Karen, I’ve made no secret that THE DARK CORNER is one of my absolute favorites, and I’m tickled to see you quoting this one! Clifton Webb always steals the show! Great choice, my friend! 🙂

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