In Los Angeles in 1947, 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.
Before he could hunt her killer, he had to learn who "The Black Dahlia" was - hard chick or easy mark...home girl or party girl!
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Did You Know?
In this movie, a grandfather and grandson find the body of Elizabeth Short; in real life it was a mother and daughter. Also, a male photographer takes the first photo of Short's body; the photographer was a woman in real life. 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.
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