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The Postman always rings twice

The 1946 film noir from Warner Bros. Pictures

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Outstanding film

  • Feb 15, 2012
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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 entirely in crisp, pure white, she exudes desperation and desire. They make a sensuous couple without showing us more than a kiss.

The acting is superb as is the direction. This is definitely a must-see for film history fans; it’s just as effective today as it was in 1946.


                       Turner and Garfield, a dynamic duo:
 
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February 15, 2012
A fine movie with great pictures too !
February 16, 2012
Today's movies don't hold a candle to greats like this.
February 16, 2012
The oldees were good. I'd have to think carefully about which movies rival those of a generation or more ago. First of all, people read more books years go and so the movies reflected a more informed audience despite the superiority of today's electronic gadgetry.
 
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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. …
review by . November 07, 2009
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 …
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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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