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Drifter Frank Chambers rolls up to a nowheresville diner and ends up getting a job there. He quickly becomes lovers with the owner's sultry wife, Cora, who is bored of her staid older husband and wants to have the diner for herself. Soon, they decide murder is the way to get what they want - but their plan takes several unexpected twists. Sparks fly between the two leads John Garfield and Lana Turner in a film seen as a classic film noir but, unusually for the genre, one where the murderous protagonists are seen in a relatively sympathetic light, killing more for love than greed.
Set in sleazy 1940s LA, this crime film follows a cynical private investigator hired by an ex-con to track his missing girlfriend down.
14+ years 95 mins
This relentlessly paced film noir about an ill-fated heist paved the way for the crime genre in cinema.
11+ years 107 mins
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