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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

The Postman Always Rings Twice
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(121 ratings)
6.6 IMDB rating

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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Frank Chambers
Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange

Cora Papadakis
John Colicos

John Colicos

Nick Papadakis
Michael Lerner

Michael Lerner

Mr. Katz
John P. Ryan

John P. Ryan

Kennedy
William Traylor

William Traylor

Sackett
Thomas Hill

Thomas Hill

Barlow


Written by
James M. Cain

James M. Cain

(novel)
David Mamet

David Mamet

(screenplay)


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The Postman Always Rings Twice

3 years, 1 month ago at Feb 26 2:03
James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice was previously filmed with movie star panache by MGM with Lana Turner as the femme fatale and John Garfield as the dangerous simpleton she pulls a fast one on. Garfield was magnetic, electric, dangerous and super-charged with a sexual energy that MGM never let their own stable of stars possess, so they borrowed someone from Warner Brother's. That was ... read more

A good movie

2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 4 10:24
This is already the fourth version of the novel written by James M. Cain. The only previous version I have seen before is the impressive 'Ossessione'. This time, the leads are provided by Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange and I must say they both delivered some impressive performances. However, whereas 'Ossessione' was a model of simplicity and efficiency and started a whole new cinematic trend cal... read more
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Description: The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband. ... (more)
Release date: 20 March 1981
UPC: 012569067325
Drama (9), Thriller (8), Remake (6), Crime (5), Based On Novel (4), 1981 (4), 1980s (4), Romance (3), Obsession (3), Betrayal (3), Murder (3), Infidelity (3), Conspiracy (3), Great Depression (2), Classic (2), Neo Noir (2), Music Store (1), Neon Sign (1), Young Wife (1), Fresh Baked Bread (1)
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A good movie

“This is already the fourth version of the novel written by James M. Cain. The only previous version I have seen before is the impressive 'Ossessione'. This time, the leads are provided by Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange and I must say they both delivered some impressive performances. However, whereas 'Ossessione' was a model of simplicity and efficiency and started a whole new cinematic trend called 'neo-realism', this time, it seems that they couldn't manage to get the tone right. Indeed, they keep switching genre all the time from thriller to drama, romance and eroticism. So, the whole thing seems rather unfocused and it didn't help that the end was rather lame and disappointing. Still, I just love the material and it remains a fascinating story about lust and guilt. Definitely worth a ” read more

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

“James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice was previously filmed with movie star panache by MGM with Lana Turner as the femme fatale and John Garfield as the dangerous simpleton she pulls a fast one on. Garfield was magnetic, electric, dangerous and super-charged with a sexual energy that MGM never let their own stable of stars possess, so they borrowed someone from Warner Brother's. That was a genius move on their part. In an otherwise dull film, Garfield made everything watchable and interesting. He even gave the limited Lana Turner a boost. It is hard to imagine Turner's sexuality and movie star charisma in that film without Garfield's rough counterbalance. A remake was totally unnecessary, as this version proves over and over again.

It feels like this story was retold jus” read more

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