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Synopsis:
The sign outside the roadside diner says "Man Wanted." Drifter Frank Chambers knows the sign has more than one meaning when he eyes pouty, luminous Cora, the much-younger bride of the diner's proprietor. Based on the same-titled novel by James M. Cain (Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce), this quintessential film-noir classic combines studio-system gloss with Cain's hard-bitten tale of murderous attractions. John Garfield and Lana Turner give career-benchmark performances as Frank and Cora, illicit lovers who botch a first attempt to bump off Cora's hubby, pull it off, betray each other at trial and yet wriggle free. But their volatile tale does not end there.
As the film's metaphorical title indicates, fate is sure to ring again.
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Directors:
Writers:
Harry Ruskin, Niven Busch
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/04/2004
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Revealing documentary profile The John Garfield Story, narrated by Julie Garfield (55 mins)
  • Introduction by film historian and author Richard Jewell
  • Theatrical trailer of the original and the 1981 remake
  • Behind-the-scenes image gallery

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Film Noir At Its Best - The Postman Always Rings Twice review by PT

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13/08/2019

A Hollywood classic that must be seen by film fans . John Garfield plays a self confessed drifter, who sees a sign for a man wanted outside a diner. Taking the job, he falls for the wife of the owner. Poisonous thoughts begin to surface in the lovers minds.

Lana Turner is just stunning as Corey the femme fatale . Her sexual allure is something to witness, and never to be forgotten, such is her performance. The scene where Garfield first lays eyes on her, when her lipstick, dropped accidently (yea if you believe that go straight to a seduction class) , rolls towards him is phenomenal. The way she looks at him, he's already hooked on her bait, even though he tries to be the one in charge of the situation, we all know who is really orchestrating. Lots of twists and turns and good performances from the rest of the cast make this a great movie, but it's Turner who takes this film into the classic stratosphere.

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