Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
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Their Love was a Flame that Destroyed!
|The sexual chemistry between a drifter and a waitress at a roadside cafe is so intense that they are willing to do anything to be together - even killing the woman's husband.|
Editor's NoteThe sexual chemistry between a drifter and a waitress at a roadside cafe is so intense that they will do anything to be together - even if it means killing the woman's husband.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) - DVD Review
By: Mark Athitakis filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 8/21/2009 2:42 PM
|Cain’s original novel never explained its title – there are no postmen around to ring anything. But Garnett’s version gives it a whirl, in a final monologue from Garfield that is one of the more poignant speeches about love, death, and second chances. People who know Postman only from the Jack Nicholson-Jessica Lange version might find this a bit more wooden. But what it lacks in sex it gains in passions of other sorts. It smolders....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|James M. Cain - Based On Novel By|
|Sidney Wagner - Cinematographer|
|Tay Garnett - Director|
|George White - Editor|
|George Bassman - Original Music By|
|Carey Wilson - Producer|
|Harry Ruskin - Screenplay|
|Niven Busch - Screenplay|
Plot SummarySet during the Depression, this story concerns an older man and his attractive young wife, who take on drifter Frank Chambers as an employee at their roadside cafe. Cora, the unhappy wife, is searching for a way out of her drab day-to-day existence. Soon she and Frank develop lustful feelings for each other, and their passions grow until they plan a new life together -- a new life that begins with her husband's murder.
|"Well, so long mister, thanks for the ride, the three cigarettes, and for not laughing at my theories on life." ---- Frank Chambers (John Garfield) to driver|
|"Parking by a fire hydrant'll get you 20 years in jail." ---- District Attorney to Frank (John Garfield)|