The Blue Dahlia

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Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake star in this film noir classic The Blue Dahlia displaying sizzling screen chemistry in their final movie together. A WWII veteran (Ladd) is accused of killing his unfaithful wife and races against time to find the real... read more
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Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake star in this film noir classic The Blue Dahlia displaying sizzling screen chemistry in their final movie together. A WWII veteran (Ladd) is accused of killing his unfaithful wife and races against time to find the real murderer with the help of a sympathetic stranger (Lake). Adapted for the screen by acclaimed detective writer Raymond Chandler, the stylized film features moody black and white cinematography and earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Original Release

04/16/1946

US Release

04/16/1946

Cast

Alan Ladd Johnny Morrison / Johnny Morrison - Lt.Cmdr., ret.
Veronica Lake Joyce Harwood
William Bendix Buzz Wanchek
Howard Da Silva Eddie Harwood
Doris Dowling Helen Morrison
Tom Powers Capt. Hendrickson
Hugh Beaumont George Copeland
Will Wright 'Dad' Newell
Howard Freeman Corelli
Don Costello Leo
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Marshall

Writers

Raymond Chandler

Cast

Alan Ladd Johnny Morrison / Johnny Morrison - Lt.Cmdr., ret.
Veronica Lake Joyce Harwood
William Bendix Buzz Wanchek
Howard Da Silva Eddie Harwood
Doris Dowling Helen Morrison
Tom Powers Capt. Hendrickson
Hugh Beaumont George Copeland
Will Wright 'Dad' Newell
Howard Freeman Corelli
Don Costello Leo
Frank Faylen Man Recommending a Motel / Man Recommending Motel
Walter Sande Heath
Mae Busch Jenny - Maid
Noel Neill Nolie - Hatcheck Girl
Harry Barris Bellhop
George Barton Cab Driver
George M. Carleton DeAnza Hotel Clerk
Anthony Caruso Marine Corporal Playing Jukebox
Jack Rube Clifford Plainclothes Cop
Tom Dillon Cop in Prowl Car

Producers

Editors

Arthur P. Schmidt

1947OscarBest Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
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