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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Garfield, Lana Turner

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John Garfield plays a traveling man who's "feet always itch to take him places." On his travels he ends up at the twin oaks diner, where he finds work as a handyman, and quickly falls in love with his boss's beautiful wife (Turner) Soon, they both begin to work out a plot to kill her husband, and take over the diner. However, it goes tragically wrong, and what results leads to nothing but disaster and distrust between the two, which threatens to ultimately undo them all. An extremely well-acted movie, with a rich plot and storyline that keeps you hanging in suspense.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Evan McKearn



Script Analysis of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Blackmail & Seduction    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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