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In a Lonely Place
8.5
/10
3,269 Ratings

IN A LONELY PLACE

Directed by Nicholas Ray
United States, 1950
Crime, Drama, Film noir

Synopsis

Dixon Steele, a down-on-his luck studio scribe with a history of violent behavior, is a murder suspect until his neighbor, Laurel Gray, lies to to the police by providing Steele with an air-tight alibi. Is he truly innocent or is Laurel destined to become the next victim of Steele’s violent temper?

Synopsis

Dixon Steele, a down-on-his luck studio scribe with a history of violent behavior, is a murder suspect until his neighbor, Laurel Gray, lies to to the police by providing Steele with an air-tight alibi. Is he truly innocent or is Laurel destined to become the next victim of Steele’s violent temper?

Our take

A nocturnal poem on precarious love, Hollywood art, and the threat of violence, Nicholas Ray’s noir masterpiece seduces with its bruised romanticism. Starring alongside the exquisite Gloria Grahame, Humphrey Bogart deconstructs his ice-cool star persona in a staggeringly vulnerable performance.