Classic Raymond Chandler noir about a demobbed serviceman whose wife has loosened her morals during the war years. Johnny Morrison (Alan Ladd) comes home from the war and discovers his wife, Helen (Doris Dowling), has been doing her bit on the home front, sure enough. Eddie Harwood (Howard Da Silva), owner of the local nightclub, for one, seems to have had an easier war under her ministrations. He goes off like a cheap Chinese pistol on her one night and storms out of their house. Helen gets wacked the same night and Johnny's in the frame. His only chance of avoiding doing bird is to find the real killer himself. The amoral Eddie's wife Joyce (Veronica Lake) and two old army buddies volunteer to help him. The film suffers not a bit for the fact that Raymond Chandler apparently wrote the script (his first written exclusively for the screen) roaring drunk from start to finish!
A great film, Ladd and Lake had a magic chemistry but well acted throughout. Good story that Raymond Chandler had a hand in.Published 1 month ago by Rodney Mitchell
The Blue Dahlia is a classic example of Film Noir with a script Raymond Chandler is supposed to have written while on an extended drinking binge ... Read morePublished 7 months ago by James Kevin Wilkins
This film is from the fortees so only people from my generation will remember the stars as they are long dead, Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd they teamed these two up together for a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shirley Steadman
This little known Film Noir classic is a little gem of a movie. Not having seen it for many years, I was pleased I purchased this because I just love the golden oldies. Read morePublished 8 months ago by E. A. Redfearn
This is one of my favourite Alan & Veronica pairings, brilliant film noire, could watch these film over & over..Published 11 months ago by Emilie Fearn
very pleased with this purchase. very good condition and arrived not long after it was ordered.Published 14 months ago by theresa1971