The Blue Dahlia

USA | 1946 | 96 minutes | George Marshall

February 18, 2018

The only original screenplay penned by the legendary detective story writer Raymond Chandler, was crafted under both deadline pressure (star Alan Ladd was leaving for military duty) and "the influence" (the script was banged out in a drunken fervor). No matter-it was a huge hit for Paramount, and the most famous pairing of Ladd and Veronica Lake, the most popular screen team of the 1940s. Ladd plays a returning vet suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife. Amazingly, this marks the first screening ever of The Blue Dahlia at the Noir City film festival!

Noir City is presented by the Film Noir Foundation. 

  • Director: George Marshall
  • Principal Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1946
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
  • Producer: John Houseman
  • Screenplay: Raymond Chandler
  • Cinematographers: Lionel Lindon
  • Editors: Arthur P. Schmidt
  • Music: Robert Emmett Dolan, Harry Simeone, Bernie Wayne, Victor Young
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Universal Pictures Repertory