The Blue Dahlia

The Blue Dahlia

A FILM BY: George Marshall
WRITTEN BY: Raymond Chandler
STARRING: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix

***1946 "A" Film | 1946 Double Feature ticket option includes admission to Strange Impersonation***

The only original screenplay penned by the legendary detective story writer was crafted under deadline pressure (star Alan Ladd was leaving for military duty) and "the influence" (banged out in a drunken fervor). No matter—it was a huge hit for Paramount, and the most famous pairing of Ladd and Veronica Lake, America's most popular screen team of the 1940s. Ladd plays a returning WWII vet suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife. Will war buddies William Bendix and Hugh Beaumont be his saviors—or his downfall?

Technical Information

Production Year: 1946
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 96 mins
Format: 35mm