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still The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, US 1946)

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Tay Garnett / US, 1946 / 113 min.

Luchino Visconti filmed his version of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice in 1943; Bob Rafelson filmed his in 1981. However, seldom was film noir’s formula for success – antihero meets femme fatale – applied more convincingly than in this the 1946 version of the film.

poster The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, US 1946)
When drifter Frank Chambers sees the sign ‘man wanted’ at a diner, his fate is as good as sealed. Fate comes in the shape of the stunning Cora, the wife of Nick, the place’s easy-going owner. Cora has had it with the marriage and views Frank as an ideal escape route. But first they have to get rid of Nick

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Details

Director

Tay Garnett

Production year

1946

Country

US

Original title

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Length

113 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Film Noir

Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.

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still The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, US 1946)
still The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, US 1946)

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