The Blue Dahlia

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Crime thriller ⊲ Just home from World War Two, Alan Ladd is ac­cused of mur­der­ing his un­faith­ful wife in this twisty clas­sic, the last great 1940s crime thriller to star Ladd with the iconic Veron­ica Lake. Wil­liam Bendix is first rate as Ladd’s shell-shocked war buddy and Ray­mond Chan­dler’s screen­play is lean and mean. The US War

Of­fice de­manded they reshoot the end­ing, and now the odds are you’ll never guess who­dunit...

Dir: Ge­orge Mar­shall 1945, PG, 125min

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