The Blue Dahlia Movie Review 1946

Information and Film Reviews for The Blue Dahlia the Movie

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Classic film noir finds Navy vet Johnny Morrison (Ladd) returning home to discover his wife Helen (Dowling) has been keeping the home fires burning--with Eddie Harwood (Da Silva), owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub. After a nasty fight, Johnny takes off and is picked up by sultry blonde Joyce (Lake). The next day Johnny discovers he's wanted by the cops for the murder of his wife and decides to hide out until he can find the real killer, with Joyce's help. Very stylish and fast-paced with excellent performances; Chandler's first original screenplay.

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Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Screen Teams: Ladd & Lake, Film Noir, Crimes of Passion
Screenplay
Raymond Chandler
Cast
Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard da Silva, Doris Dowling, Tom Powers, Hugh Beaumont, Howard Freeman, Don Costello
Cinematography
Lionel Lindon
Director
George Marshall
Music
Victor Young
Producer
John Houseman, Paramount Pictures

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