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Genre: Mystery

Duration: 94 Minutes

Rating: PG

In a Lonely Place

Part of our Film Noir Classics Series!

Please note that the Film Talk will be led by Jeffrey Bender

Film Noir is a style of filmmaking characterized by such elements as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and underlying existentialist philosophy. Host Fred Fuchs will introduce each film and share the story behind the film’s creation.   

Watch the movie and stay for a talk and Q&A with Jeffrey Bender.

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Year Released: 1950

Awards: Won a National Film Preservation Board Award

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart) is a struggling Hollywood screenwriter who has failed to produce a single good movie since the 1940s. He falls in love with his neighbour, Laurel Gray (Gloria Grahame), at around the same time he is suspected of murder due to his anger issues. With every question the police ask him, they become more and more suspicious of him, despite his repeated attempts to clear his name. The film serves as a critique on the social norms within Hollywood and the hidden corruption that can be found buried deep beneath all the movie magic.