NOIRVEMBER

Detour (1945)

Directed by
Edgar G. Ulmer

Central Cinema’s NOIRVEMBER kicks off with a nasty, low-budget B-picture that’s become a stealth classic synonymous with film noir.

Detour screens FREE at 6pm Friday, November 2 as part of our monthly First Friday open house; all other showings are $5.

“One of the most daring and thoroughly perverse works of art ever to come out of Hollywood.” – The Chicago Reader

In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he’s riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man’s identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts’ every move plunges him deeper into trouble…

NOTE: Owing to Detour‘s public domain status, the audiovisual quality of these screenings may not be up to our typical standard. We think you’ll enjoy it nonetheless.

USA
1945
68
minutes
• Rated
NR

Starring
Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake