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Published Janus Films (The Criterion Collection), 1945
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (69 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary From Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run—a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera. Working with no-name stars on a bargain-basement budget, B auteur Edgar G. Ulmer turned threadbare production values and seedy, low-rent atmosphere into indelible pulp poetry. *"It lives on, haunting and creepy, an embodiment of the guilty soul of film noir. No one who has seen it has easily forgotten it." - Roger Ebert, **Chicago Sun-Times***
Notes Title from title frames
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Performer Ann Savage, Tom Neal
Event Originally produced by Janus Films (The Criterion Collection) in 1945
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Drama
Hitchhiking -- United States -- Drama
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Drama
United States
Genre/Form Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author G. Ulmer, Edgar, film director
Savage, Ann, actor
Neal, Tom, actor
Janus Films (The Criterion Collection) (Firm),
Kanopy (Firm),