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Author: Andrew SoltEdmund H NorthRobert LordNicholas RayHumphrey BogartAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dixon Steele is an alcoholic screenwriter who has some success but is now in the midst of a long dry spell. One of his neighbors is Laurel Gray, a would-be actress and a smart cookie. Steele is a bitter, angry man who succeeds in insulting everyone he sees while drinking at noon in his usual hangout. Dix has taken a job adapting a trashy novel for the screen--but he doesn't want to read the book. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film noir
Detective and mystery films
Films for the hearing impaired
Mystery films
Drama
Film adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: Dorothy B Hughes; Dorothy B Hughes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Solt; Edmund H North; Robert Lord; Nicholas Ray; Humphrey Bogart; Gloria Grahame; Frank Lovejoy; Carl Benton Reid; Art Smith; Jeff Donnell; Martha Stewart; Robert Warwick; Morris Ankrum; William Ching; Steven Geray; Hadda Brooks; Dorothy B Hughes; Columbia Pictures Corporation.; Santana Pictures Corporation.; Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0767882911 9780767882910
OCLC Number: 51955874
Language Note: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Korean; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based upon a story by Dorothy B. Hughes.
Special features: "In a Lonely Place" : Revisited [featurette] (20 min.); "In a Lonely Place" : Restoration story [featurette] (5 min.); The Bogart Collection [advertisement] (4 min.); Trailers (5 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; art director, Robert Peterson ; film editor, Viola Lawrence ; gowns, Jean Louis ; musical score, George Antheil ; musical director, Morris Stoloff.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell, Martha Stewart, Robert Warwick, Morris Ankrum, William Ching, Steven Geray, Hadda Brooks.
Event notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1950.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital sound; full screen presentation.
Contents: Start --
Dixon Steele, screenwriter --
Popcorn salesmen --
Mildred Atkinson, storyteller --
Sgt. Brub Nicolai --
Capt. Lochner --
Laurel Gray --
Mel Lippman, agent --
Notes on Dixon Steele --
Good neighbor policy --
Visualizing the crime --
Late date with Laurel --
Snooping in broad daylight --
Charlie Waterman, thespian --
Warning Laurel --
"I hadn't anyone till you" --
Martha and her angel --
Beach party --
Acting like a maniac --
"I was born when she kissed me." --
Much more logical candidate --
Something strange about Dix --
Nightmares --
"She takes pills." --
Good love scene --
"I can't marry him." --
Engagement party --
End of the affair.
Other Titles: In a lonely place (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Andrew Solt ; adaptation by Edmund H. North ; a Santana production ; produced by Robert Lord ; directed by Nicholas Ray.

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Dixon Steele is an alcoholic screenwriter who has some success but is now in the midst of a long dry spell. One of his neighbors is Laurel Gray, a would-be actress and a smart cookie. Steele is a bitter, angry man who succeeds in insulting everyone he sees while drinking at noon in his usual hangout. Dix has taken a job adapting a trashy novel for the screen--but he doesn't want to read the book. The celebrity-obsessed coat check girl at his hangout has, however, and is happy to come home with him and give him a synopsis. Abruptly woken at 5:00 AM by a police detective, Dix learns that the girl was found murdered, and he was the last person to see her alive. Laurel gives him an alibi, and they begin seeing each other. Is Dix a lovable rebel, a disillusioned, cynical know-it-all, or a cold-blooded killer? How much danger will Laurel be in if she attempts to find out?

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