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In a Lonely Place ()


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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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Dixon Steele
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Laurel Gray
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Brub Nicolai
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Capt. Lochner
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Mel Lippman
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Sylvia Nicolai
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Mildred Atkinson
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Charlie Waterman
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Lloyd Barnes
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Ted Barton
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Paul
Hadda Brooks ...
Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Young Detective (uncredited)
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Second Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Guy Beach ...
Mr. Swan (uncredited)
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Dr. Richards (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne ...
Person (uncredited)
Laura K. Brooks ...
Lady Wanting Matches (uncredited)
Charles Cane ...
Angry Husband in Convertible (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ...
Person (uncredited)
George Davis ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Melinda Erickson ...
Tough Girl (uncredited)
Arno Frey ...
Joe (uncredited)
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Martha (uncredited)
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Young Boy Seeking Autograph (uncredited)
Joy Hallward ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Don Hamin ...
John Mason (uncredited)
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Post Office Clerk (uncredited)
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Junior (uncredited)
Jack Jahries ...
Officer (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Tony Layng ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Mark Lowell ...
Airline Clerk (uncredited)
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Dave (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
George Nardelli ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Jack Reynolds ...
Henry Kesler (uncredited)
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Flower Shop Employee (uncredited)
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Prince Romanoff (uncredited)
Jack Santoro ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Frances Randolph (uncredited)
Evelyn Underwood ...
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Actress in Convertible (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ...
Effie (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nicholas Ray

Written by

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Andrew Solt ... (screenplay)
 
Edmund H. North ... (adaptation)
 
Dorothy B. Hughes ... (story)

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Henry S. Kesler ... associate producer
Robert Lord ... producer

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George Antheil ... (musical score)

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Burnett Guffey ... director of photography

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Viola Lawrence

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Robert Peterson

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William Kiernan

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Jean Louis ... (gowns)

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Clay Campbell ... makeup artist
Helen Hunt ... hair stylist

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Earl Bellamy ... assistant director

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Howard Fogetti ... sound engineer

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Rod Amateau ... stunt double (uncredited)

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Gert Andersen ... camera operator (uncredited)
William Johnson ... gaffer (uncredited)
Irving Lippman ... still photographer (uncredited)
Walter Meins ... grip (uncredited)

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Morris Stoloff ... musical director
Ernest Gold ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Rod Amateau ... technical adviser (as Rodney Amateau)
Charlsie Bryant ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot 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

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Taglines THE BOGART SUSPENSE PICTURE WITH THE SURPRISE FINISH - (original poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Late at Night (United States)
  • Behind the Mask (United States)
  • Le violent (France)
  • Ein einsamer Ort (Germany)
  • En un lugar solitario (Spain)
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  • 94 min
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Trivia Gloria Grahame and husband and Director Nicholas Ray quietly separated during filming, keeping it a secret for fear that one of them would be replaced. Ray slept on the studio set, saying that he needed to work late on preparation for the remainder of the film. It worked, and nobody suspected that their marriage was on the rocks. See more »
Goofs In Laurel's apartment, as Mel talks with her about Dixon, his right arm is by his side. In the next shot as he walks over towards the script on the table, his right hand is in his jacket pocket. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). See more »
Soundtracks I Hadn't Anyone Till You See more »
Quotes Dixon Steele: I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
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