The Blue Dahlia DVD

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When Johnny Morrison returns home at the end of the war he expects to receive a warm welcome from his wife. However he makes the unpleasant discovery that she's been unfaithful to him with Eddie Harwood the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub. After a heated and violent argument he storms out of their house. Later that night she's murdered--and Johnny winds up the prime suspect. Now to prove his innocence Johnny must find the real culprit. Among the suspects are the ruthless nightclub owner and a vicious gangster. Joyce Harwood the estranged wife of the club's... proprietor lends Johnny a hand and the two fall in love while tracking down the killer. Two ex-service buddies also come to Johnny's aid: the shell-shocked Buzz Wanchek and George Copeland. Will Johnny solve the mystery before the police find him and charge him with murder? This film noir classic was Raymond Chandler's first original story written directly for the screen. [show more]

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Released
12 February 2007
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Universal Pictures Video 
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Runtime
96 minutes 
Features
Black & White, PAL 
Barcode
5050582411782 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play When Johnny Morrison returns home at the end of the war he expects to receive a warm welcome from his wife However he makes the unpleasant discovery that she&39;s been unfaithful to him with Eddie Harwood the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub After a heated and violent argument he storms out of their house Later that night she&39;s murdered--and Johnny winds up the prime suspect Now to prove his innocence Johnny must find the real culprit Among the suspects are the ruthless nightclub owner and a vicious gangster Joyce Harwood the estranged wife of the club&39;s proprietor lends Johnny a hand and the two fall in love while tracking down the killer Two ex-service buddies also come to Johnny&39;s aid the shell-shocked Buzz Wanchek and George Copeland Will Johnny solve the mystery before the police find him and charge him with murder?This film noir classic was Raymond Chandler&39;s first original story written directly for the screen Actors Alan Ladd William Bendix Veronica Lake Howard Da Silva Doris Dowling Tom Powers Hugh Beaumont Howard Freeman & Don CostelloDirector George MarshallCertificate PGYear 1946Languages English - Dolby Digital (10) MonoSubtitles None listed Duration 1 hour and 36 minutes (approx)

Classic crime drama directed by George Marshall. When demobbed serviceman Johnny Morrison (Alan Ladd) comes home to Hollywood from the war, he discovers his wife Helen (Doris Dowling) has been having an affair with local nightclub owner Eddie Harwood (Howard Da Silva). After also learning his young son has been killed in a car accident caused by Helen's drink driving, Johnny pulls a gun on his wife before storming out. The next morning, upon hearing that Helen has been murdered and that he is the prime suspect, Johnny recruits Eddie's wife Joyce (Veronica Lake) and two old army buddies to help him find the real killer and clear his name.