In a Lonely Place
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Eric Lax, the definitive biographer of Humphrey Bogart, believes that he was drawn to this role because he could so closely identify with the character's inner turmoil, problems with women, and a rocky relationship with the ups and downs of the film industry itself. The character he plays is also a heavy drinker. Perhaps because of the similarities, and because Bogart was so greatly talented, his performance in this film leaves one in awe. It is wide and deep, cruel and unbelievably tender, and very, very moving. Gloria Grahame gives unquestionably the best performance of her career. The role was to go to Lauren Bacall, but Warner Brothers refused to lend her to Santana Productions for the film. Though I admire Bacall's early work, I am glad we got Grahame with her flower-like fragility.
It is a murder mystery, but more it is an in-depth character study and even a life study. Dix (Bogart's character) is full of rage which he has for years refused to confront. Laurel (Grahame's character) is lost. Both her film career and her search for a meaningful love are illusive at best. They genuinely fall deeply in love. Was she not strong enough? Was he not brave enough? We see what could have been, and are left with what will never be.Read more ›
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An excellent movie, Bogart at his best, excellently Directed by Nicholas Ray.Published 1 day ago by kryten
It seems that most of the notoriety that surrounded this film had more to do with what was going on around it and less about the actual film itself. Read morePublished 6 days ago by M. Oleson
It is good to see a great film noir movie. Great acting, but do not expect a happy ending.Published 7 days ago by Peter F Morehouse
Looks great! Tastes great! Sounds great! Smells great! Seriously, I give this new Blu-ray of one of my fave all-time films top grade possible. And the extras are terrific as well. Read morePublished 22 days ago by G. Stein
Bogart really got down with this one its in the top five of best bogart movies.
Nicholas Ray shows how a bad reputation can ruin a persons life. Read more
"In a Lonely Place"(1950) may not be considered a typical "noir" film upon first viewing, but it certainly contains many of the elements that made this genre... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MICHAEL STONEHILL
There's nothing more to be said, it is a Bogart movie!! No one can match him. Don't miss seeing any of his films. You'll watch them over and over.Published 1 month ago by Bart G. Piacente