In a Lonely Place
Bogart and Gloria Grahame excel in Nick Ray’s tale of murder, love and suspicion in ’50s Hollywood.
Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Robert Warwick
USA 1950. 94min
After a Hollywood screenwriter (Bogart), suspected of murder, is given an alibi by his neighbour (Grahame), the pair become lovers and he overcomes his writer’s block; but can their relationship survive the persistent attentions of the police investigation? Ray’s brilliantly precise direction, coupled with superb lead performances and Burnett Guffey’s eloquent camerawork, makes for a psychologically astute account of a love affair under threat.
The screening on Wednesday 14 September will be introduced by Geoff Andrew, Programmer at Large.