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In a Lonely Place (1950)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery  |  17 May 1950 (USA)
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...

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Screenwriter Dixon Steele, faced with the odious task of scripting a trashy bestseller, has hat-check girl Mildred Atkinson tell him the story in her own words. Later that night, Mildred is murdered and Steele is a prime suspect; his record of belligerence when angry and his macabre sense of humor tell against him. Fortunately, lovely neighbor Laurel Gray gives him an alibi. Laurel proves to be just what Steele needed, and their friendship ripens into love. Will suspicion, doubt, and Steele's inner demons come between them? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE BOGART SUSPENSE PICTURE WITH THE SURPRISE FINISH - (original poster)


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David Bond, as the doctor, has the first part of his one line dubbed by another actor - with a non-American accent - while the remainder of his line is in Bond's own very American voice. See more »

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In the Laurel's apartment, Mel talks with her about Dixon. In a certain moment he has his right arm by his side. Next shot he walks away with his right hand in the pocket. See more »

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Frances Randolph: Remember how I used to read to you?
Dixon Steele: Uh huh. Since then, I've learned to read by myself.
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One of the Best ever!
28 March 2003 | by (La Jolla) – See all my reviews

Very briefly, if you love 'film noir', excellent writing, brilliant direction, powerful B&W imagery and inspired casting, IN A LONELY PLACE is waiting for you. The storyline and the characterizations are city street-smart and flawless. One of Bogart's very best!


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