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Detour -- Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.
Detour -- Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.
Detour -- Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

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Director:
Writers:
Martin Goldsmith (screenplay)
Martin Goldsmith (original story)
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Release Date:
7 November 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He went searching for love... but Fate forced a DETOUR to Revelry... Violence... Mystery!
Plot:
Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Tom Neal ... Al Roberts
Ann Savage ... Vera
Claudia Drake ... Sue Harvey
Edmund MacDonald ... Charles Haskell Jr
Tim Ryan ... Nevada Diner Proprietor
Esther Howard ... Diner Waitress
Pat Gleason ... Joe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Brodie ... Used Car Salesman (uncredited)
Roger Clark ... Cop (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Tony - Used-Car Lot Mechanic Inspecting Car (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... California Border Patrolman (uncredited)

Directed by
Edgar G. Ulmer 
 
Writing credits
Martin Goldsmith (screenplay)

Martin Goldsmith (original story)

Martin Mooney  uncredited

Produced by
Leon Fromkess .... producer
Martin Mooney .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Leo Erdody  (as Erdody)
 
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George McGuire 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Jewell 
 
Set Decoration by
Glenn P. Thompson 
 
Costume Design by
Mona Barry 
 
Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... director of makeup
 
Production Management
Raoul Pagel .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William A. Calihan Jr. .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Max M. Hutchinson .... sound engineer (as Max Hutchinson)
 
Other crew
Ben Coleman .... dialogue director
Eddie Hall .... stand-in: Tom Neal (uncredited)
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
67 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | UK:U (1992) | UK:A (1946) | USA:Approved (PCA #11048)

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Trivia:
Errol Morris' favorite film. He said of it: "It has an unparalleled quality of despair, totally unrelieved by hope."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After meeting up with Roberts, Vera's hair continually changes while riding in the convertible.See more »
Quotes:
Al Roberts:I was dead tired.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Serial Lover (1998)See more »
Soundtrack:
Waltz Op. 64 No. 2 in C Sharp MinorSee more »

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60 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
One of the marvels in film history, 14 November 1998
Author: KennyF from New York, NY

This is one of the all-time great examples of film noir. It can practically be used to define the genre: shadowy black and white cinematography; a star-crossed protagonist ("...fate sticks out a leg to trip you."); a femme fatale (the unforgettable Ann Savage as Vera); cynical voice-over narration; ambiguous morality. All these elements are brought together magnificently by director Edgar G. Ulmer, who incredibly made this movie in several days on a shoestring budget. His direction is so masterful that the low budget sets only add to the film. This is a great masterpiece and one of the marvels in film history.

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