Detour (1945) Movie Review Summary

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DETOUR is a movie directed by Edgar G. Ulmer in 1945. It's a classic of the Film Noir genre.
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Al Roberts, a musician from New-York, decides to rejoin his girl-friend in L.A. by hitch-hiking. In the middle of the Nevada desert, the last driver who's taken him in his car, dies from a natural cause while sleeping. The panicking Ed robs the car and the guy's money and heads to California. He offers to Vera, who also hitch-hikes, to drive her to California with him. Vera, who knew the real owner of the car, begins to blackmail the poor Al and threatens him to call the police if he doesn't obey her from now on.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Road trip    -   Yes Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast    -   California Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Is this movie based on a    -   book

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