A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Although Gloria and Bogie were 24 years apart in age, they both died at the age of 57. See more »
In the bar, while Dixon orders the drinks, Mel puts his right hand on his left one, resting on the counter. In the subsequent shot he has his arms crossed. See more »
[referring to the book Dixon is supposed to adapt into a screenplay]
Oh I think it'll make a dreamy picture, Mr. Steele. What I call an epic.
And what do you call an epic?
Well, you know - a picture that's REAL long and has lots of things going on.
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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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