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The Postman always rings twice

The 1946 film noir from Warner Bros. Pictures

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A good noir, could have been better, but good none the less.

  • Nov 7, 2009
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This film does for film noir what what The Matrix did for Sci-Fi, it defines a genre and breaks new bounds in the 40's at least, This classic film is undeniably one of the best that has ever been put to film it's dark themes and it's high level of sexual tension makes it a must see for Noir lovers and for classic film lovers as well.


The postman always rings twice is not what you'd call anything groundbreaking in the classic film genre but it is a very good film at that and really did help make Film noir a much darker and more sinister setting than it was. I really liked the energy that the story had and I liked the plot of it as well but the acting on Garfield's part really wasn't all that( even for the 40's it was bad.) Bu Lana Tuner turns in a fantastic performance with a weak leading man to fall on. This film's story today is nothing new but it does feel fresh and inviting and very engaging, it's kinetic in the way it plays out and it feels oh so good to watch it play out it's foreboding and mysterious and you love to watch Garfield and Turner play off each other and they do it oh so well.


If there is anything that save this film it's itself. The film saves itself from falling into a boring melodrama of seduction and murder that was seen all the time in the 40's, The postman always rings twice Is a quintessential film to see and if you love film noir and classics this has to be on your watch list. All in all The postman delivers.

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review by . February 15, 2012
Outstanding film
Sparks ignite when drifter Frank (John Garfield) meets bombshell Cora (Lana Turner). There’s no denying the attraction between them but she’s married, so they begin to think of ways they can get rid of her husband and live happily ever after.      This is a memorable movie thanks to the earthy and charismatic Garfield. He’s tough and vulnerable and sees Cora as his one chance to turn his life around. Turner is perfectly cast as the sultry wife; dressed almost …
review by . February 17, 2011
With platinum hair, dark eyelashes and pouty lips, Cora Smith is a slut to dream about. Or maybe she's just an ambitious, dissatisfied wife, married to Nick, the fat older owner of a greasy roadside diner. Or maybe all those banked flames of hers are getting too much fresh oxygen from tough, dumb Frank Chambers, who drifts into her life and watches Cora's lipstick roll across the diner floor to his feet. It doesn't matter. Fate is walking slowly down the highway toward Cora and Frank. …
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When drifter Frank Chambers stops at a small dinner not too far from L.A.  He goes there just to get a meal and get moving, but insteasd  get's offred a job by the drunk  and  oblivious  owner of the  dinner. Frank not knowing wether or not this would be good for him  happily  accepts  his offer for a job. But not before seeing  the owner Nick's wife Cora. Soon enough Frank and Cora begin an affair and the greedy Cora wants Frank to help her do one thing, kill her Husband.
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