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Detour (1945)

The movie Detour has long been considered a film noir classic. Reams have been written about director Edgar Ulmer’s amazingly terse, unnervingly intense exploration of alienation and despair on the lonely stretches of the American highway. 1,717 more words


In Blackest Night: Edgar G. Ulmer's DETOUR (PRC 1945)

After hearing about DETOUR for years and reading all the critical acclaim, I finally got the chance to  watch it this year, thanks to TCM and the good ol’ DVR.  754 more words


Noirvember Feature #2 - Detour (1945)

Detour (1945)

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

If there’s anything film noir is known for other than brilliant lighting and shadows, the classic tropes of the femme fatale and the convoluted double-cross, it’s having a low budget in comparison to major, much “safer” Hollywood efforts of the time.   704 more words


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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