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Detour (1945)

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Actors: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan
Runtime: 67 min.

New York pianist Al Roberts decides to hitch hike to California to join his girlfriend in Hollywood. But the driver who picks him up dies along the way.

Trivia: One of the all time classics of film noir, Detour was one of seven film noir movies selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In 2007, Time magazine named Ann Savage's role as Vera one of the "Top 10 Movie Villains" and Detour as one of the 100 best movies of all time. Tom Neal (Al Roberts) was the boyfriend of actress Barbara Payton. His off-screen exploits related to her and others earned him a bad reputation.