The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Poster


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Version of 

Le dernier tournant (1939)
Another film based on James M. Cain famous novel.
Ossessione (1943)
Another film based on James M. Cain famous novel.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Another film based on James M. Cain famous novel.
Puissance de la parole (1988) (Short)
Another film based on James M. Cain famous novel.
Szenvedély (1998)
Another film based on James M. Cain famous novel.
Jerichow (2008)
Another film based on James M. Cain famous novel.

Edited into 

Referenced in 

Detective Story (1951)
Title mentioned by main character.
Sea Hunt: Roustabout (1961) (TV Episode)
Mike utters the phrase, "The postman rang twice for Pete Butler".
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: John Garfield (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of John Garfield's filmography.
Sanford and Son: The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice (1976) (TV Episode)
This episode's title is a play on that of the film noir classic.
Ta kourelia tragoudane akoma... (1979)
Hristos talks about this movie.
M*A*S*H: Period of Adjustment (1979) (TV Episode)
B.J. says, "The postman always sneers twice."
Kara kisrak (1979)
turkish adaptation
Can't Stop the Music (1980)
Remington Steele: Cast in Steele (1984) (TV Episode)
Lloyd Nolan references this film after almost getting shot.
Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link (1984) (Video)
"it wasn't the postman--he always rings twice"
Moonlighting: The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice (1985) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "The Deliveryman Always Rings Twice"
Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Jimmy quotes Frank's "Deader than a doornail" line to the cops when he's being questioned, and mentions the film by name.
Bless This House: The Postman Always Moves Twice (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Frasier: Moon Dance (1996) (TV Episode)
Frasier advices one of his callers to "let the postman ring twice"
This Life: The Plumber Always Rings Twice (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
U Turn (1997)
Sapatos Pretos (1998)
The plot is basically the same. The shot showing Dalila coming out of the bus is very similar to the shot that shows Lana Turner's character dressed in white (First showing the shoes and then 'tilting' up).
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
Spin City: The Doorman Always Rings Twice (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
The PJs: The Postman's Always Shot Twice (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Sex and the City: The Post-It Always Sticks Twice (2003) (TV Episode)
the episode title is a parody of the movie title
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
character based on Lana Turner's performance
Foyle's War: The Funk Hole (2003) (TV Episode)
The poster is hanging in the garage.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Esteban mentions this as the movie that made Bill "a fool for blondes".
Charmed: Charmed Noir (2004) (TV Episode)
Paige calls herself Lana, asking Brody whether she looks like Lana Turner in this film.
Careful What You Wish For (2004) (Short)
In Careful What You Wish For, the sleazy salesman says, "the postman was ringing more than twice, if you know what I mean."
Film Geek (2005)
DVD and video case are shown in a video store.
Ugly Betty: Petra-Gate (2007) (TV Episode)
Bradford says it in reference to Viagra
How I Met Your Mother: Benefits (2009) (TV Episode)
Ted uses it as an euphemism for having sex
Castle: The Mistress Always Spanks Twice (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Kings of Mykonos (2010)
The films tagline, 'Wog Boys always strike twice', is a play on the other films title
Neues aus der Anstalt: Der heiße Herbst des Widerstandes (2010) (TV Episode)
When Jochen Malmsheimer brings post to Erwin Pezig, he says "The postman always rings twice"
Castle: Slice of Death (2011) (TV Episode)
"Frank Chambers" is used as a code word by a drug ring.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
"The Paper Boy Always Comes 5 Times"
Pawn Stars: Cannons and Klingons (2011) (TV Episode)
A female customer at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop that wants to sell a vintage military lighter mentions this movie by name
Conan: The Postman Always Rings Ten Times. What's His Problem? (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference in episode title
The Exes: The Ex Always Rings Twice (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Conan: The Postman Always Butt-Dials Twice (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons: White Christmas Blues (2013) (TV Episode)
"The Postman Always Brings Mice" appears on a theater marquee in the Itchy & Scratchy cartoon.

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
The Best of Film Noir (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
Pulp Cinema (2001) (Video)
Clips shown.
Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir (2001) (TV Movie)
The John Garfield Story (2003) (TV Movie)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Excerpts appear in the film.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Sex Scenes (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best movie sex scenes
Sicko (2007)
During the lie scene, it flashes a quick scene from this because the film is about lies.
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
The Rules of Film Noir (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown and discussed

Spoofed in 

The Seven Year Itch (1955)
a scene briefly spoofed
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.15 (1977) (TV Episode)
spoofed as "The Postman Always Knocks Because the Bell She Don't Work-a Twice."
Family Guy: Papa Has a Rollin' Son (2015) (TV Episode)
"The Autistic Postman Always Rings 400 Times"

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