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In A Lonely Place

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
In A Lonely Place
Dixon Steele is an alcoholic screenwriter who has some success but is now in the midst of a long dry spell. One of his neighbors is Laurel Gray, a would-be actress and a smart cookie. Steele is a bitter, angry man who succeeds in insulting everyone he sees while drinking at noon in his usual hangout. Dix has taken a job adapting a trashy novel for the screen--but he doesn't want to read the book. The celebrity-obsessed coat check girl at his hangout has, however, and is happy to come home with him and give him a synopsis. Abruptly woken at 5:00 AM by a police detective, Dix learns that the girl was found murdered, and he was the last person to see her alive. Laurel gives him an alibi, and they begin seeing each other. Is Dix a lovable rebel, a disillusioned, cynical know-it-all, or a cold-blooded killer? How much danger will Laurel be in if she attempts to find out?
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2003
ISBN: 0767882911
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 26, 2014
  • nptphoto rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Bad, bad script that fails as film noir, black comedy, straightforward drama, Hollywood satire, or whatever else this was trying to be. The actors, especially Gloria Grahame, are good, but Nicholas Ray couldn't direct -- the movie proves that, at least. How can a so-called murder mystery get by with only one suspect?

Dec 31, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm a sucker for anything Bogart. He's a bit of a nutjob here, and delightfully so. This Nicholas Ray treat wasn't so hard to predict, but its poignancy was its magic. Gloria Grahame was underrated; that sexy woman with that little pout and those eyelashes could light a bucket of water on fire. Best thing I've seen her in next to "The Big Heat".

May 31, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another goodie from Bogie! He plays a down on his luck writer who falls in love with a woman who does not quite trust him. His lover is skeptical since Bogart's character has a bad tmper which sometimes gets him to hit people, even his friends. A sad movie but a good one.


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Dec 30, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Dixon Steele: "I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me."

Dec 30, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Mel Lippmann (of Dixon Steele's screenplay): "What does it matter what I think? I'm the guy who tried to talk Selznick out of doing "Gone with the Wind"!"


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