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Low-Budget Masterpiece

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.”

Although I’m supposed to reply “Detour,” if anyone asks what my favorite Edgar G. Ulmer film might be, I respond “The Black Cat,” and when pressed for a second favorite–now “Detour” must surely be named–I respond “Bluebeard.” 578 more words

Detour (1945)

Hollywood is really missing out, because with the direction that the industry has gone there really is no space for a film like Detour to be made by conventional methods anymore. 774 more words

Long Review

Movie Quote of the Day - Strange Illusion, 1945 (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer)

George: Nice girls aren’t supposed to take jewelry from strange men.
Dorothy: He’s not a strange man.

Movie Quote Of The Day

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


The Black Cat (1934)

The importance of this 65 minute thriller from director Edgar G. Ulmer must never be overlooked when discussing the history of movies. It’s the first teaming of two actors whose names one could argue are the biggest in the history of horror cinema. 815 more words

Boris Karloff

The Man from Planet X


(6/10) In a nutshell: Director Edgar G. Ulmer turns this low-budget movie about an alien visitor to a small village into a visually atmospheric, retro-tinged, intelligent expressionist moral tale. 4,848 more words