The Blue Dahlia
The Blue Dahlia (1946)

At the end of WWII, a veteran returns to Los Angeles and becomes a murder suspect when his adulterous wife is found dead. Helped by a beautiful blonde, he tries to avoid the police while looking for the killer. Raymond Chandler wrote the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 19, 1946
DVD Release Date: March 26, 1996
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Exciting thriller.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the better examples of film noir.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
Returning home after WWII, a GI (Alan Ladd) and his two buddies (William Bendix, Hugh Beaumont) get mixed up in some nefarious business. Alan Ladd plays Johnny… More
familiar stranger
As it usually happens, yet again another Black & White flick that I was avoiding for so long turns out to be quite good. William Bendix is quite… More
xGary Xx
A navy flier returns from the South Pacific with two army buddies, but when his wife is found murdered he finds himself on the run and in search of the real… More
Ken Stachnik
More murder mystery than noir, this film is grounded by solid performances and a well written script. The direction is a bit dodgey at times, but the pluses out… More
Aj V
The story of a man who must prove his innocence in a murder case. It's a story you've seen before, but this movie is enjoyable anyway.
Michael Gildea
I waited years to see this and it was completely worth the wait. Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake were (as usual) great together. William Bendix was funny whenever… More