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.

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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


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Quotes from

Nick Smith: [about his plan to sell Twin Oaks and move to Canada to take care of his sister] My mind's made up.
Cora Smith: So, you've given it a great deal of thought, your mind's made up? Without even talking it over with me, your mind's made up. Well, mine isn't!
Nick Smith: [coldly] That's too bad.


Frank Chambers: With my brains and your looks, we could go places.


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.


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As a contrast to the fact she's playing an inherently evil character, Lana Turner wears white throughout the film.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 16, 1947 with Lana Turner and John Garfield reprising their film roles.
Lana Turner said that her turn as Cora Smith was "the role I liked best".
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