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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"The Blue Gardenia" (1953)

When working gal Anne Baxter gets a Dear Jane letter from her overseas soldier boy she drowns her sorrows in too many rum punches with louche lothario Raymond Burr at the titular L.A. nightclub. They retire to his bachelor pad and let's just say bad things happen. She has to hide from the cops and the only person who can help is ace reporter Richard Conte...or is he only out for The Big Story? Fritz Land directs this nifty film noir with a sure touch and a satisfying twist ending. And you even get Nat 'King' Cole singing the beautiful title song in a musical interlude, it's one of the best movie love songs ever written.

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