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Road House (1948)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 November 1948 (USA)
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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Jefferson T. 'Jefty' Robbins
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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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4 November 1948 (USA)  »

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Dark Love  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Jefty is seen leaving the cabin with a rifle in his left hand and a can of tomato juice in his right hand. In the next shot when he actually exits the cabin he has the rifle in his right hand and the tomato juice in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Hey, Susie! What do you think of this one? She's somethin', isn't she?
Susie: If you like the sound of gravel.
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Connections

Edited into The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Ida Lupino
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Lupino is terrific
21 April 2002 | by (london uk) – See all my reviews

Lupino gives a premier league performance. Take her rendition of "One for My Baby, One More For The Road": it's an object lesson in how a conventionally beautiful voice is NOT required in order to triumph as a singer. Although she croaks the number rather than sings it, she acts it as if the character has felt every ounce of suffering in the lyric - and then some.


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