Humphrey Bogart plays an alcoholic screenwriter with a violent temper who's accused of murder. His alibi is pretty neighbor Gloria Grahame. The two soon become involved but Bogie's dark side leads Gloria to fear for her life. One of Bogie's best performances in one of his most challenging roles. I can't say that I prefer '50s Bogie to his '40s prime but he certainly was taking more chances as an actor. Gloria Grahame is terrific. I only knew her as Violet Bick growing up but over the years I've come to appreciate her talent in many grittier roles. This is one of the best of Bogie's later efforts. A suspenseful, edgy drama with noir touches. Really good script and fine direction. A must-see for Bogart fans.
In a Lonely Place (1950) 1080p YIFY Movie
In a Lonely Place (1950) 1080p
In a Lonely Place is a movie starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, and Frank Lovejoy. A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.
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The Synopsis for In a Lonely Place (1950) 1080p
Screenwriter Dixon Steele, faced with the odious task of scripting a trashy bestseller, has hat-check girl Mildred Atkinson tell him the story in her own words. Later that night, Mildred is murdered and Steele is a prime suspect; his record of belligerence when angry and his macabre sense of humor tell against him. Fortunately, lovely neighbor Laurel Gray gives him an alibi. Laurel proves to be just what Steele needed, and their friendship ripens into love. Will suspicion, doubt, and Steele's inner demons come between them?
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"You knew he was dynamite -- he has to explode sometimes!"Reviewed byutgard14Vote: 7/10
This is one of my all time favourite films, and (alongside the obvious - Casablanca, Maltese Falcon etc) my favourite Bogart.
The script is smart, witty and cynical, just like a typical Bogart character. But in this film Bogart plays probably his darkest character.
In some of the scenes with Gloria Graeme he's at his smooth, wisecracking, slightly irritable best, but in the moments where the anger and the fog of despair descends he is a more threatening character than in any of his other leading man roles.
The cynical, darker aspects of this film just go to highlight how few contemporary films are prepared to be so bleak.
Despite the fact that the plot is ostensibly a 'did he do it?' crime story, this is largely inconsequential to the psychological character and relationship study that is the central concern of the film.
If you like a cracking script with sharp performances, with all kinds of deep psychological observations on love and loneliness to be read into it, in the best noir tradition, this is the film for you.
Bogart is at his uncompromisingly dark best as the Hollywood writer whose temper leads to accusations of murder and conflicted relationships. By turns charming, cold, romantic and remorseful, Dix Steele is as unpredictable a character as Bogie has ever played.
He shows no emotion on learning that Mildred - the innocent he has just met - has been killed, and those who know him accept his violent nature as simply part of the Steele package. But thanks to the skill of Bogie and director Ray, the audience never entirely loses sympathy for him. The moments of tenderness he shows to his alibi-turned-lover Laurel (an ethereal Gloria Grahame; imagine Hope Davis glammed-up for the 50s) alternate with fits of anger to turn their relationship into that of a tragic poem.
In A Lonely Place is film noir that focuses on romance rather than crime. The reasons for Mildred's murder are never satisfactorily made clear, but it doesn't really matter. The movie asks whether love and trust are earned by what a person says or what they do. And in the end, actions speak louder than words.