U.S., 1945, 68 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer, Not Rated, Janus Films


Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Mar 23 1:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Tue, Mar 26 7:00 PM


From the gutters of Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run - a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Anne Savage’s snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera. Working with no-name stars on a bargain-basement budget, B auteur Edgar G. Ulmer turned threadbare production values and seedy low-rent atmosphere into indelible pulp poetry. Long available only in substandard public domain prints, Detour haunts anew in its first major restoration. 4K restoration