In A Lonely Place

In A Lonely Place

DVD - 2003
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A hotheaded Hollywood screenwriter, questioned for murder, is drawn to his neighbor when she confirms his alibi. His volatile nature eventually threatens to destroy their one last chance for real love.


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Aug 22, 2018

A terrific and entertaining movie; the characters, their development and the plot come together well. Some of the music and smart quips seem cheesy today, but this is one of the films that made them so widespread that they become mocked later. For a tough guy character, I was surprised at how slender the main character, Dixon, is (or is just that most people nowadays are fat?).

Aug 22, 2018

Tremendous.This perhaps one of best noir available

Lovestoread5 Jun 21, 2018

A great film-noir movie. Nostalgic look back at what Los Angeles used to look like. Gloria Grahame was perfect in her role. Nowadays we'd call Bogart's character a functioning drunkard with anger issues and abusive tendencies. Too bad Laurel (Grahame) didn't leave the relationship sooner.

Oct 25, 2017

Bogart's role in this film is refreshingly raw, as he portrays a character much darker than his typical movie persona. The initial plot of the film - the murder of a young coat check girl - is utilized to put question into the mind of another young woman that falls for Dix (Bogart). Watching the characters slowly move from the happy, honeymoon phase of love to the questioning, temperamental reality of getting to know someone still reads well decades later.

Jan 22, 2017

A great classic film noir.

Vitruian Jun 20, 2015

I actually took this movie out because of backround artwork that I saw in a bookstore that referenced this movie. Fianced by Humphrey Bogart This I think was his attempt to breakaway from the types of roles that he was playing and in my opinion he was partically successful. Perhaps if his wife Lauren Bacall was playing opposite him we would have gotten a different type of performance. He was attempting to play a screenwriter with boarderline personality. Is he or is he not a Murderer ? I sort of belived it but I NEEDED to Believe it so I give it a O-K rating. Not a bad movie. A film Noirish type of treatment.

Nov 19, 2014

This is a 1950 film noir directed by Nicholas Ray.
Dixon "Dix" Steele is a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who has not had a hit since before the war.
Although Dix has an explosive temper, he is not the type of guy to kill a hat-check girl like Mildred in the first place.
Nobody suspects Dix, who is played by Humphrey Bogart, I suppose.
Besides, Dix has no motives to kill her.
So I guessed that her boyfriend was the culprit.
The detective denied it at first, but the boyfriend confessed in the end.
So, in a sense, Laurel was forced to distrust Dix, manipulated by an unreasonable and contrived storyline.
It is too bad and too late for both lovers to salvage their relationship.

7duffy Aug 24, 2014

Powerful performance by Bogie. I can't help wondering if he's channeling some of his real life persona here, the side the public doesn't see. So, not your typical Bogart. The black and white lighting is excellent........especially the illumination on Bogart's face when he describes a murder re-enactment. Underrated Gloria Grahame as his love interest and solid direction by Nicholas Ray. Strange musical score accompanies some scenes.

aaa5756 Jun 21, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Feb 05, 2014

A murder is committed early in the story, but 99%
of the story is dedicated to two people that were not involved in/with the deed. A disappointing offering.
Don't bother watching the stupidity. Grade D-.

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