Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

The Postman Always Rings Twice Overview:

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Tay Garnett and produced by Carey Wilson.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by James M. Cain published in 1934.

BlogHub Articles:

Pierre Chenal's 1939 Adaptation of James M. Cain's "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

By The Lady Eve on Oct 28, 2016 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

SAN FRANCISCO'S 3RD FRENCH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL COMES TO THE ROXIE THEATER From Thursday, November 3, through Monday, November 7, San Francisco's Roxie Theater will host the city's third annual French film noir festival, The French Had a Name For It 3. Fifteen films are set to screen, and opening nig... Read full article


Pierre Chenal's 1939 Adaptation of James M. Cain's "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

By The Lady Eve on Oct 28, 2016 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

SAN FRANCISCO'S 3RD FRENCH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL COMES TO THE ROXIE THEATER From Thursday, November 3, through Monday, November 7, San Francisco's Roxie Theater will host the city's third annual French film noir festival, The French Had a Name For It 3. Fifteen films are set to screen, and opening nig... Read full article


Pierre Chenal's 1939 Adaptation of James M. Cain's "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

By The Lady Eve on Oct 28, 2016 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

SAN FRANCISCO'S 3RD FRENCH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL COMES TO THE ROXIE THEATER From Thursday, November 3, through Monday, November 7, San Francisco's Roxie Theater will host the city's third annual French film noir festival, The French Had a Name For It 3. Fifteen films are set to screen, and opening nig... Read full article


The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 18, 2015 From 4 Star Films

The first time I saw this gripping noir, my least favorite part of the film probably was the title, and it still is. That’s saying a lot, and the film is adapted from the James M. Cain crime novel anyways, with title included free of charge. Otherwise, Postman is a wonderful example of the fil... Read full article


Review: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 18, 2015 From 4 Star Films

The first time I saw this gripping noir, my least favorite part of the film probably was the title, and it still is. That’s saying a lot, and the film is adapted from the James M. Cain crime novel anyways, with title included free of charge. Otherwise, Postman is a wonderful example of the fil... Read full article


See all The Postman Always Rings Twice articles

Quotes from

Cora Smith: That note I left Nick, if he gets back before we do and finds it...
Frank Chambers: Where'd you leave it?
Cora Smith: In the cash register!
Frank Chambers: That's terrific, that's the first place he'll look.


Cora Smith: It's too bad Nick took the car.
Frank Chambers: Even if it was here we couldn't take it, unless we'd want to spend the night in jail. Stealing a man's wife, that's nothing, but stealing a man's car, that's larceny.


Cora Smith: It's my wedding present to him, but the way he wears it, you'd think it was a noose around his neck.


read more quotes from The Postman Always Rings Twice...

Facts about

As a contrast to the fact she's playing an inherently evil character, Lana Turner wears white throughout the film.
This is the third version of "The Postman Always Rings Twice" novel. The first was French, Le dernier tournant whilst the second was Italian, Ossessione. The fourth was The Postman Always Rings Twice. As such, this 1946 film was the first English language version but was the third version in black-and-white as both earlier versions were not in colour.
Lana Turner said that her turn as Cora Smith was "the role I liked best".
read more facts about The Postman Always Rings Twice...
Share this page:
book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Also directed by Tay Garnett




More about Tay Garnett >>
Also produced by Carey Wilson




More about Carey Wilson >>
Related Lists
Create a list



See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1946




See All 1946 films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
error