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Detour, PRC Pictures, Inc. presents ; screen play and original story, Martin Goldsmith ; produced by Leon Fromkess ; directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

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Detour, PRC Pictures, Inc. presents ; screen play and original story, Martin Goldsmith ; produced by Leon Fromkess ; directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
Language
eng
Characteristic
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Main title
Detour
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
1084287797
Responsibility statement
PRC Pictures, Inc. presents ; screen play and original story, Martin Goldsmith ; produced by Leon Fromkess ; directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
Runtime
69
Series statement
The Criterion collection, 966
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 (Tom Neal) 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. Long unavailable in a format in which its hard-boiled beauty could be fully appreciated, Detour haunts anew in its first major restoration"--Container
Technique
live action
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