Humphrey Bogart Double Feature! Nicholas Ray's IN A LONELY PLACE stars Bogart as a screenwriter accused of murder. In DEADLINE U.S.A. he plays a crusading newspaper editor out to expose a gangster while juggling commercial needs with the public interest.
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IN A LONELY PLACE
1950, Sony Repertory, 94 min, Dir: Nicholas Ray
A brilliant, moody drama of a screenwriter (Humphrey Bogart) accused of murder, and the starlet (Gloria Grahame) afraid to trust him. On one level, a poisonous rejection of all things Hollywood; on another, a love triangle of almost demonic intensity between the director and his two stars. Although Dorothy B. Hughes’ original novel also possessed a desolate ending, Ray’s equally downbeat climax was quite different and undoubtedly did not find favor with the studio powers-that-be. Co-starring Frank Lovejoy.
1952, 20th Century Fox, 87 min, USA, Dir: Richard Brooks
Humphrey Bogart is at the top of his form as Ed Hutcheson, a crusading newspaper editor out to expose a gangster while juggling commercial needs with the public interest. A razor-sharp script by veteran Richard Brooks and solid supporting work from Kim Hunter and Ed Begley make this a must-see.
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