Dramatization of an actual homicide investigation. In 1947 Los Angeles, a police detective tries to solve the shocking and grisly murder of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, whose nude body was dumped in a lot after being bisected with surgical precision. The detective interviews people who knew Short, who was called "The Black Dahlia" because of the black outfits she wore. Written by
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Lucie Arnaz accepted the role of Elizabeth Short over the strong objections of her mother Lucille Ball. See more
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Look, we're kinda "one for all and all for one" here, you know?
Don't let me change a thing. I probably won't be here very long, anyway.
I guess none of us is permanent, huh?
No. Grandmama used to say, "Nothing alive and pretty is ever permanent". Grandmama was right, I guess.
Version of True Confessions