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In A Lonely Place

  In A Lonely Place Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
6.92 /10
Humphrey Bogart , Gloria Grahame3, Frank Lovejoy
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Directed by: Nicholas Rayz
Written by: Andrew Solt from Dorothy B Hughes's novel

Released: 1950
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 93

A violent screenwriter (Humphrey Bogart) is suspected when a girl (Martha Fitzgerald) is murdered.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A thriller which elicited great performances from Bogart - and Gloria Grahame, as his girl-friend who gives him an alibi, yet fears he may be the killer. The whodunit and thriller aspects could have been better written; but the central characters are so well observed and the cynical view of Hollywood so cynical and refreshing, that it's easy to remain gripped. Nicholas Ray directs in the required full-blown, film noir manner. Underrated on release, it has acquired a reputation over the years.

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