The Blue Dahlia

film / 1.00pm / Film4

TV Times - - Friday -

Alan ladd is the bomber pi­lot back from the war and ac­cused of mur­der­ing his flighty wife, Veron­ica Lake is the ex-wife of the lo­cal big noise who might be in­volved. This isn’t a clas­sic film noir, but it’s pretty damn close, thanks to a smart script from the leg­endary Ray­mond Chan­dler and the pair­ing of Ladd and Lake, who brought out the best in each other, pos­si­bly be­cause they were both fairly dinky (he 5ft 6in, she 4ft 11in).

Ladd and Lake – a killer combo

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