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The Blue Dahlia (19-Apr-1946)

Director: George E. Marshall

Writer: Raymond Chandler

Producer: John Houseman

Keywords: Mystery, Film Noir

In this B-noir, Alan Ladd plays a navy pilot returns home from WWII to find his wife unfaithful and drunk, and leaves her. After her murder, police consider him their prime suspect and he must attempt to prove his innocence before they apprehend him. Crisp dialogue and good supporting actors; plot meanders a bit. One of four good thrillers pairing Ladd and Veronica Lake.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hugh Beaumont
Actor
16-Feb-1909 14-May-1982 Ward Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver
William Bendix
Actor
14-Jan-1906 14-Dec-1964 The Life of Riley
Doris Dowling
Actor
15-May-1923 18-Jun-2004 The Lost Weekend
Frank Faylen
Actor
8-Dec-1905 2-Aug-1985 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Howard Freeman
Actor
9-Dec-1899 11-Dec-1967 Theatre and character actor
Alan Ladd
Actor
3-Sep-1913 29-Jan-1964 Shane
Veronica Lake
Actor
14-Nov-1922 7-Jul-1973 Sullivan's Travels
Tom Powers
Actor
7-Jul-1890 9-Nov-1955 Double Indemnity
Walter Sande
Actor
9-Jul-1906 22-Feb-1972 Character actor
Howard Da Silva
Actor
4-May-1909 16-Feb-1986 Bartender in The Lost Weekend
Will Wright
Actor
26-Mar-1894 19-Jun-1962 Character actor

CAST

Starring
Alan Ladd   ...   Johnny Morrison
Veronica Lake   ...   Joyce Harwood
William Bendix   ...   Buzz Wanchek
with
Howard Da Silva   ...   Eddie Harwood
Doris Dowling   ...   Helen Morrison
Tom Powers   ...   Capt. Hendrickson
Hugh Beaumont   ...   George Copeland
Howard Freeman   ...   Corelli
Don Costello   ...   Leo
Will Wright   ...   Dad Newell
Frank Faylen   ...   The Man
Walter Sande   ...   Heath (gangster)

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