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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the sexiest films ever, 5 July 2005
This review is from: The Postman Always Rings Twice [1946] [DVD] (DVD)
An unusual product of 1940s MGM, more known then for their musicals and melodramas, this is one of the quintessential film noirs, along with "The Maltese Falcon" and "Double Indemnity". John Garfield is a drifter who ends up in road side dinner and falls for the sexy, seductive wife of the boss (Lana Turner). Together they decide to kill her husband.
Lana Turner, a platinum blonde almost always in a virginal white (only changes to black in three key scenes) is sexier than ever, and has an amazing chemistry with Garfield. Her introduction alone is worth the price of the DVD. The plot is very good and the performances, not only from the leads but also the supporting cast are great.
The print is very good, although not perfect, but one hardly expects that from a 60 year old film. The DVD also includes a documentary on Garfield, the trailer and an introduction to the film.
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Initial post: 10 May 2013 20:20:28 BDT
T. S. C. says:
It is an excellent film, and how sad that John Garfield, then one of America's biggest stars, get's kind of forgotten now. He was something else, a true star who could act and play tough and vulnerable at the same time. I feel he was the first actor to play a genuine W/class character on the screen, with all our complexities and contradictions. And the film? Just sheer brilliance; horrible, funny, poignant, sexy, profound and mean by turns. A great Fim Noir amongst many others.
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