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Detour
7.8 Rating
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7.5 IMDB rating

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Tom Neal

Tom Neal

Al Roberts
Claudia Drake

Claudia Drake

Sue Harvey
Edmund MacDonald

Edmund MacDonald

Charles Haskell Jr
Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Nevada Diner Proprietor
Esther Howard

Esther Howard

Diner Waitress
Pat Gleason

Pat Gleason

Joe
Don Brodie

Don Brodie

Used Car Salesman


Written by
Martin Goldsmith

Martin Goldsmith

(screenplay)
Martin Mooney

Martin Mooney

uncredited


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The definitive noir

7 years, 8 months ago at Feb 22 21:24
2 votes
The words "film noir" were coined on the back of movies like this. In fact no other film defines the landmark genre better than Detour.

A triumph of talent and inspiration over budget, Detour was made on the cheap by a Poverty Row studio in just six days.

If only Hollywood could shake the notion that the answer to recapturing the glory days means "REMAKE". The industr... read more

Detour

1 year, 4 months ago at Jun 12 19:50
1 vote
It’s rough and tough and whittles away everything so that the only remaining parts of the film are the connective tissues and bones of the tropes in film noir. This is great B-movie territory with a lot of caveats from me, yet none of them have to do with the stock footage or low budget novelty of the whole thing.

In fact, what I enjoyed most about Detour was the lo-fi rock and r... read more

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2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 20 10:27
1 vote
It´s a great, great, movie indeed for an "indie" production (bit of legend about the money and days spent but it was low-cost anyways). Best Bitchy Noir Lady Ever!
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Description: While in a highway restaurant, the bitter pianist Al Roberts listens to a song and recalls his recent past. In New York, he played piano in a dump night-club where his beloved girlfriend Sue Harvey was the singer. Sue decides to move to Los Angeles, expecting to have an opportunity in the cinema industry. She is not well succeeded and ... (more)
Release date: 7 November 1945
UPC: 014381870824
Film Noir (13), Drama (9), Thriller (7), Hitchhiker (6), Femme Fatale (6), 1940s (6), 1945 (6), Murder (5), Crime (5), Mystery (5), Car (4), Noir (4), Inheritance (4), Usa (3), Pianist (3), Hollywood (3), B Movie (3), Assumed Identity (3), Seduction (2), Public Domain (2)
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