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Road House (1948)

Passed  |   |  Action, Drama, Film-Noir  |  22 September 1948 (USA)
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A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

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Susie Smith
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Jefferson T. 'Jefty' Robbins
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Arthur
Robert Karnes ...
Mike
George Beranger ...
Lefty
Ian MacDonald ...
Police Captain
Grandon Rhodes ...
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Storyline

Jefty, owner of a roadhouse in a backwoods town, hires sultry, tough-talking torch singer Lily Stevens against the advice of his manager Pete Morgan. Jefty is smitten with Lily, who in turn exerts her charms on the more resistant Pete. When Pete finally falls for her and she turns down Jefty's marriage proposal, they must face Jefty's murderous jealousy and his twisted plots to "punish" the two. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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22 September 1948 (USA)  »

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Dark Love  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Screen Guild Players program on 2 Jun 1949 broadcast a radio adaptation of the story and starred Ida Lupino, Lloyd Nolan and Richard Widmark. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Now, baby, I'm not trying to rush you.
Lily: [Slaps his face] Silly boy!
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Referenced in This Means War (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Elsa's Dream (Einsam in trüben Tagen)
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music and Lyrics by Richard Wagner
Played in the background while Ida and Cornel are together
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Noir at its Best!

Currently I'm taking a Film Noir class in college and I must say this is one fine piece of work. Ida Lupino is so overwhelming there are no words to express it but Richard Widmark is surely the finest actor in Noir! He was soooooooo creepy - a real human monster. The fight scene in the bar was hysterically funny though. It looked like it had been lifted out of a Western. Cornel Wilde was also sensational and I wish I'd seen this before meeting him years ago.


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