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Detour (1945)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | October 1946 (UK)
Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Al Roberts
... Vera
... Sue Harvey
... Charles Haskell Jr
Tim Ryan ... Nevada Diner Proprietor
... Diner Waitress
Pat Gleason ... Joe
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Storyline

In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He went searching for love... but Fate forced a DETOUR to Revelry... Violence... Mystery!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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$30,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The events,characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

Several of the scenes of Al traveling across country are reversed Images. When he first starts his road trip to California he is seen getting into what appears to be the drivers side of the truck, and in the next scene he is seen riding in a Model A, which seems to have right hand drive. Both of these scenes and a few more are clearly scenes where the film stock was reversed to give the impression of travel from east to west. See more »

Quotes

Vera: Do I rate a whistle?
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Referenced in Frasier: Detour (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Carroll
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Performed by studio orchestra
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This is the film that made me love old movies.
20 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw Detour for the first time on TV when I was 7 or 8 years old in the mid 60's. It used to play quite often, and I never missed it. I used to have dreams about it when I was a kid, and make believe that I was on the run, and impersonating a millionaire's son.

I lost track of the film until recently. I was flipping channels and came across it on TCM. I knew immediately it was my long lost film. I enjoyed it as much the other night at the age of 43, as I did at the age of 7. It is a true classic, and simply ageless.


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