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In a Lonely Place (1950) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Robert Lord and Henry S. Kesler.

In a Lonely Place was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

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In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Watching the opening titles of In a Lonely Place, I wished the design had allowed for it to appear like it was saying ?Humphrey Bogart in A Lonely Place.? Just because. But it doesn?t. And wouldn?t really be appropriate either as it?s unclear, some ninety minutes later, if Bogart was indeed in a lon... Read full article


In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray)

on Jul 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Watching the opening titles of In a Lonely Place, I wished the design had allowed for it to appear like it was saying ?Humphrey Bogart in A Lonely Place.? Just because. But it doesn?t. And wouldn?t really be appropriate either as it?s unclear, some ninety minutes later, if Bogart was indeed in a lon... Read full article


In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Watching the opening titles of In a Lonely Place, I wished the design had allowed for it to appear like it was saying ?Humphrey Bogart in A Lonely Place.? Just because. But it doesn?t. And wouldn?t really be appropriate either as it?s unclear, some ninety minutes later, if Bogart was indeed in a lon... Read full article


In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray)

on Jul 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Watching the opening titles of In a Lonely Place, I wished the design had allowed for it to appear like it was saying ?Humphrey Bogart in A Lonely Place.? Just because. But it doesn?t. And wouldn?t really be appropriate either as it?s unclear, some ninety minutes later, if Bogart was indeed in a lon... Read full article


The Femme Fatale Who Wasn’t: In a Lonely Place

By Judy on Apr 16, 2019 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

spoilers ahead. I was wowed by Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place. The film, it seemed to me, was ahead of its time in its powerful portrayal of domestic abuse. On the surface, the film explores whether the hero, Dix (Humphrey Bogart), murdered an innocent woman. His girlfriend, Laurel (Gloria G... Read full article


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When Edmund H. North adapted the story, he stuck close to the original source and John Derek was considered for the role of Dix because in the novel he was much younger. North's treatment was not used, and Andrew Solt developed the screenplay with regular input from producer Robert Lord and director Nicholas Ray, and the end result is far different from the source novel. Solt claimed that Humphrey Bogart loved the script so much that he wanted to make it without revisions - Solt retains that the final cut is very close to his script - but further research shows that Ray made regular re-writes, some added on the day of shooting. In fact, only 4 pages of the 140 page script had no revisions.
Robert Warwick and Humphrey Bogart worked together in 1922 in the stage play Drifting. Producer/star Bogart never forgot the kindness Warwick showed to him as a young actor and made Andrew Solt write a role for Warwick, who was then struggling.
In her essay "Humphrey and Bogey," Louise Brooks wrote that more than any other role that Humphrey Bogart played, it was the role of Dixon Steele in this movie that came closest to the real Bogart she knew.
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