Dangerous Corner (1934 film)

Dangerous Corner is a 1934 American mystery film directed by Phil Rosen, using a screenplay by Anne Morrison Chapin, Madeleine Ruthven, Ralph Berton, Eugene Berton, based on a novel and play of the same name by J. B. Priestley, it starred Virginia Bruce, Conrad Nagel, Melvyn Douglas. Robert Chatfield is having dinner with his wife and four of their friends: Charles Stanton, his business partner; as the dinner winds down, the subject of Robert's brother's suicide comes up. Robert's brother, had died from a gunshot wound, which an investigation had ruled a suicide, brought on by his guilt over stealing a bond from their company, of which he was a partner, but now, during their dinner conversation, certain comments made by his companions don't add up in Robert's mind. As he begins to question them, Freda confesses that she had been secretly in love with Martin, Ann reveals that she has been carrying a torch for Robert for years, it was this unspoken love which caused Ann to not speak at the hearing into Martin's death, for she thought that it might have been Robert, not Martin, who stole the bond.

Betty announces that she has been in love with Charles, who confesses to having stolen the bond, in order to satisfy a debt owed by Betty though he has been in love with Ann. Ann confesses that Martin did not commit suicide as everyone thought, but that she accidentally shot him. Unable to deal with the guilt of all the confessions, Robert shoots himself. After a moment, time returns to the moment that the conversation started after dinner, but this time Gordon is able to repair the radio and plays music which stops the conversation from starting. Charles asks Ann for hand in marriage, as he has for years. Virginia Bruce as Ann Peel Conrad Nagel as Robert Chatfield Melvyn Douglas as Charles Stanton Erin O'Brien-Moore as Freda Chatfield Ian Keith as Martin Chatfield Betty Furness as Betty Chatfield Henry Wadsworth as Gordon Doris Lloyd as Maude Mockridge James B. Priestly wrote a play titled Dangerous Corner, performed early in 1934. In August, it was reported that Virginia Bruce would make her first appearance in an RKO picture in Dangerous Corner, at the same time it was revealed that Betty Furness and Erin O'Brien-Moore would be part of the cast.

Bruce was being borrowed by RKO from MGM. Shortly after, Conrad Nagel was announced as an addition to the picture. Production on the film began on August 1. On August 22, it was announced. While he would remain in charge of the action sequences, Arthur Sircom was brought in to handle directing the dialogue. Filming was completed by the beginning of September, editing had begun. At the beginning of September, RKO announced that film was schedule for release on October 12, although by the end of the month the date had been moved up to October 5, it was released on that date by RKO; the Film Daily thought it was an intelligent film, saying it was a "novel but rather complicated murder mystery with good performances and direction". They gave good notices to the acting and cinematography. Motion Picture Daily thought, but they complimented Rosen's direction, Hunt's cinematography, as well as highlighting the performances of Furness and Lloyd. Photoplay called Dangerous Corner an "interesting experiment", named the film one of the best pictures of the month.

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Rudi Vis

Rudolf Jan Vis was a Dutch-born British Labour politician who served as Member of Parliament for Finchley and Golders Green from 1997 to 2010. Vis was born in 1941 in the Netherlands, where he went to the high hchool, he gained a BSc in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1970 and was a graduate of the London School of Economics, gaining an MSc in economics in 1972. He gained a PhD in economics from Brunel University in 1976. From 1971 to 1996, he was a lecturer at the North East London Polytechnic, which became the University of East London. Vis was elected as MP for the newly-drawn constituency of Finchley and Golders Green in the 1997 general election, defeating the Conservative MP John Marshall with a majority of 3,189 votes; this was one of Labour's more unexpected victories – part of the constituency formed the Finchley constituency once held by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – and Vis had not taken leave of his post as an economics lecturer prior to the victory.

He was re-elected at 2001 with a increased majority of 3,716, again defeating Conservative Party candidate John Marshall, but in 2005 his majority was reduced to 741 votes, following an increase in support for the Liberal Democrats in the constituency. His constituency was one of the top Conservative targets at the 2010 general election, needing only a swing of 0.2% to the Tories. Knowing he was suffering from cancer, Vis stood down at the 2010 general election. Vis sat on the Council of Europe, his views were though not dogmatically, to the left-wing of the party. He abstained in the mayoral candidate selection of 2000, he opposed the use of PPP for the London Underground, the war on Iraq, top-up fees and foundation hospitals. However, he voted in favour of the government's controversial counter-terrorism legislation. On 5 April 2009 The Times reported that he had used his parliamentary expenses to help buy a £520,000 home for his retirement near the Suffolk coast having taken out a mortgage on his London home to pay for the country property.

By informing the parliamentary authorities that his main home had moved to Suffolk, he was able to claim the interest payments on the loan secured on his London home. Over the previous two years, he had claimed more than £40,000. "The rules are questionable," Vis said, "but this is well within the rules and I would have been advised if it wasn't."He was discovered to have claimed £5,292 for 15,168 miles of travel between Parliament and his home nine miles away. Rudi Vis died in his sleep on 30 May 2010 from cancer diagnosed five months earlier. Quotations related to Rudi Vis at Wikiquote – Rudi Vis MP Guardian Unlimited Politics – Ask Aristotle: Rudi Vis MP BBC Politics Profile