Nicholas Ray

In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged In a Lonely Place, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people desperate to love yet struggling with their demons and each other, this is one of the greatest films of the 1950s, and a benchmark in the career of the classic Hollywood auteur Nicholas Ray.

Film Info

  • Nicholas Ray
  • United States
  • 1950
  • 93 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #810

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring film scholar Dana Polan
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself, a 1975 documentary about director Nicholas Ray, slightly condensed for this release
  • New interview with biographer Vincent Curcio about actor Gloria Grahame
  • Piece from 2002 featuring filmmaker Curtis Hanson
  • Radio adaptation from 1948 of the original Dorothy B. Hughes novel, broadcast on the program Suspense
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith

Original typography on cover by Erik Marinovich

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring film scholar Dana Polan
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself, a 1975 documentary about director Nicholas Ray, slightly condensed for this release
  • New interview with biographer Vincent Curcio about actor Gloria Grahame
  • Piece from 2002 featuring filmmaker Curtis Hanson
  • Radio adaptation from 1948 of the original Dorothy B. Hughes novel, broadcast on the program Suspense
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith

Original typography on cover by Erik Marinovich

In a Lonely Place
Cast
Humphrey Bogart
Dixon Steele
Gloria Grahame
Laurel Gray
Frank Lovejoy
Brub Nicolai
Carl Benton Reid
Capt. Lochner
Art Smith
Mel Lippman
Jeff Donnell
Sylvia Nicolai
Martha Stewart
Mildred Atkinson
Robert Warwick
Charlie Waterman
Morris Ankrum
Lloyd Barnes
William Ching
Ted Barton
Steven Geray
Paul
Hadda Brooks
Singer
Credits
Director
Nicholas Ray
Produced by
Robert Lord
Screenplay by
Andrew Solt
Adaptation by
Edmund H. North
Based upon a story by
Dorothy B. Hughes
Director of photography
Burnett Guffey
Art director
Robert Peterson
Film editor
Viola Lawrence
Set decorator
William Kiernan
Musical score by
George Antheil
Musical director
Morris Stoloff
Assistant director
Earl Bellamy
Gowns by
Jean Louis
Makeup by
Clay Campbell
Hairstyles by
Helen Hunt
Sound engineer
Howard Fogetti
Technical adviser
Rodney Amateau
Associate producer
Henry S. Kesler

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