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In a Lonely Place (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 19 June 1950 (UK)
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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Henry Kesler is the name of the executive producer of the film, as well as Mildred's boyfriend in the movie. See more »

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When Steele and Mildred exit the car on the way to his apartment door, Mildred is holding only her purse when they enter the complex gate. When they emerge after passing through the gate, she has the book and her purse. See more »

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Dixon Steele: [with Laurel, listening to a singer in a bar] The blues aren't about making you feel better; they're about making everybody else feel worse.
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I Hadn't Anyone Till You
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Written by Ray Noble
Performed by Hadda Brooks
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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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