Detour Movie Review 1946

Information and Film Reviews for Detour the Movie

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Considered to be the creme de la creme of "B" movies, a largely unacknowledged but cult-followed noir downer. Well-designed, stylish, and compelling, if a bit contrived and sometimes annoyingly shrill. Shot in only six days with six indoor sets. Down-on-his-luck pianist Neal hitches cross-country to rejoin his fiancee. His first wrong turn involves the accidental death of the man who picked him up, then he's en route to Destiny with a capital "D" when he picks up fatal femme Savage, as vicious a vixen as ever ruined a good man. Told in flashback, it's also been called the most despairing of all "B"-pictures. As noir as they get.

Distribution

Admit One Video, PO Box 66, Sta. O, Toronto, ON M4A 2M8 Canada, Phone: (416)463-5714, Fax: (416)463-5714, Email: admitone@sympatico.ca, URL: http://www.admitonevideo.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 67 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Film Noir, Femme Fatale, Road Trip
Screenplay
Martin Goldsmith
Cast
Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Esther Howard, Don Brodie, Pat Gleason
Cinematography
Benjamin (Ben H.) Kline
Director
Edgar G. Ulmer
Music
Leo Erdody
Producer
Producers Releasing Corporation

Awards

Natl. Film Reg. 1992.

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