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DETOUR (1945) - Hitching a ride to the heights of film-noir

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Detour is the Glengarry Glen Ross of film-noir. If you’re ever in a self-pitying mood and feel bad about your life, pop this baby on and be glad you’re not Al Roberts. 502 more words



Detour – 1945 – United States

A piano player named Al hitchhikes from New York to L.A. to visit his girlfriend in Hollywood. He catches a ride with a loud-mouthed pill-popping bookie, who keels over dead suddenly and mysteriously. 333 more words

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MOVIE: Detour (1945)

 MOVIE: Detour (1945)

Based on novel by Martin Goldsmith

Screenplay by Martin Goldsmith and Martin Mooney

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

Tom Neal, Claudia Drake, Edmund Mac Donald, Ann Savage… 182 more words

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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

John Frankenheimer, director (1930-2002)
See the work of John Frankenheimer in The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) on February 20th at 3:15PM (ET) as part of TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar… 30 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Get Your Answers to the Noir Quiz Here!

  1. Edward G. Robinson in The Woman in the Window (1941)
  2. Marlene Dietrich in Touch of Evil (1958)
  3. Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946)
  4. Ann Savage in…
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Detour (1945) - [Public Domain Movies]

The epitome of the American Film Noir Genre, Detour tells the story of a pianist that goes on an ill-fated car ride leaving the driver dead.

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Noirvember Day Six: Film Noir Friday on TCM

Are you in the mood for some first-rate noir? Then tune into Turner Classic Movies Friday night for back-to-back-to-back noirs that will satisfy any shadow-seeker: … 485 more words

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