Detour Overview:

Detour (1945) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and produced by Leon Fromkess and Martin Mooney.

Detour was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

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Day 9 of Noirvember: Al Roberts in Detour (1945)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 9, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on one unlucky dude ? Al Roberts in Detour (1945). WHAT?S DETOUR ABOUT? New York piano player Al Roberts (Tom Neal) hitch-hikes his way across the country to reunite with his singer-girlfriend, who made the trek to the Golden State to try her hand at the ... Read full article

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 5: Detour (1945)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 5, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

If you?ve never seen Detour (1945), you?re in for a down and dirty, noirishly good treat. I envy you. Detour is one of those ?B? noirs you may have heard about, with a budget so low that the director, Edgar Ulmer, used his own car for filming. But it doesn?t feel cheap, and it packs a noir punch tha... Read full article

Day Thirteen of Noirvember: Savage Detour

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 13, 2018 From Shadows and Satin

Detour (1945) is 68 minutes of cracking good lines, an edge-of-your-seat plot, and a perfect noir ending. And then there?s Ann Savage. In the film, Savage plays Vera, a hitch-hiker picked up on the side of the road by Al Roberts (Tom Neal), who?s on his way from New York to California to meet up wit... Read full article

Detour (1945): Noir’s unlikely masterpiece

By Carol Martinheira on Nov 4, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Detour (1945): Noir’s unlikely masterpiece On November 4, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized About eight years ago, I watched Detour (1945) for the very first time. I was in the early stages of my film buff-ness, and I wanted to consume as many movies as possible. Fil... Read full article

Detour (1945)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 15, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Hollywood is really missing out, because with the direction that the industry has gone there really is no space for a film like Detour to be made by conventional methods anymore. It was shot in less than two weeks. It cost a minuscule amount compared to the contemporary A-Pictures, and yet it used i... Read full article

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Errol Morris' favorite film. He said of it: "It has an unparalleled quality of despair, totally unrelieved by hope."
Was the first "B" movie chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Also the first Hollywood "Noir" honored.
German filmmaker Wim Wenders called Ann Savage's performance as Vera "30 years ahead of it's time".
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Released 1945
Inducted 1992

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Also directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

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