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In a Lonely Place 1950

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The year before his Oscar winning performance in The African Queen, In a Lonely Place delivers one of Bogart's finest performances; dark and complex.

Gloria Grahame is gorgeous and her performance equally stunning. She stands toe to toe with one of the greatest actors of Hollywood's Golden Age and never faulters.

Text book Film Noir, In a Lonely place should not be missed by fans of the genre.

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Brilliant dialogue, and the Criterion rework is worth the price of the film by itself; the story felt a bit contrived towards the end, but perhaps I felt that due to often seeing Bogie in films where the dialogue has been supreme. It's a good thing, this film. I wonder how it'd played with Bacall as the female lead.

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In a Lonely Place doesn't fulfill my excitement to the utmost. It isn't a movie with a "surprise finish". Nonetheless it has some decent virtues. It's a must watch for Film-Noir fans. It has promising dialogs, and great acting. To be honest, It's probably Bogart that kept me hooked until the ending. Overall, it's definitely worth a watch.

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Humphrey Bogart + Gloria Grahame directed by Nicholas Ray, they make a great movie with a writer with a dark side

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First, in a biopic Gloria Grahame could be played perfectly by Scarlett Johansson. Second, the film is full of delicious witty banter that was hallmark of 40s films and true to its noir credentials presents an antagonist with moral ambiguity. I found this line particularly memorable and insightful: "A good love scene should be about something else besides love. For instance, this one: me fixing grapefruit, you sitting over there, dopey, half-asleep. Anyone looking at us could tell we were in love." The art-decor is interesting too. It's curious how Dix's apartment has decorative iron pass-throughs and windows. It's as if he allows a view into his life but prevents a closer look.

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