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Detour (1945) (1947)

Detour (1945)
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7.4 IMDB rating

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Harry Strang Harry Strang
California Border Patrolman
Eddie Hall Eddie Hall
Tony - Used-Car Lot Mechanic Inspecting Car
Don Brodie Don Brodie
Used Car Salesman
Esther Howard Esther Howard
Diner Waitress
Tim Ryan Tim Ryan
Nevada Diner Proprietor
Ann Savage Ann Savage
Vera


Written by
Martin Goldsmith Martin Goldsmith
(screenplay)


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The definitive noir

13 years, 5 months ago at Feb 22 21:24
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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

7 years, 2 months ago at Jun 12 19:50
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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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8 years, 1 month ago at Jun 20 10:27
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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 Al decides to travel to LA to meet her. Without money, he hitchhikes and he meets Charles Haskell Jr., who is heading directly to Los Angeles. When Charles unexpectedly dies, Al decides to assume his identity since the police would never believe in the truth about his death. In a gas station, he gi ... (more)
Release date: 9 January 1947
UPC: 014381870824
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