THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946) B/W 96m dir: George Marshall

w/Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard da Silva, Doris Dowling, Tom Powers, Hugh Beaumont, Howard Freeman, Don Costello, Will Wright

From The Movie Guide: "Tidy film noir, although we prefer Ladd and Lake in THIS GUN FOR HIRE. This is the only film script Raymond Chandler did directly for the screen, and the script reflects his hard-boiled, grim wit. Ladd returns from the service, finds his wife has become a tramp. When she's murdered, he has to clear himself. Taut film still plays like house afire."

THE BLUE DAHLIA was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (Chandler).