In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place

Criterion Collection Edition #810

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.

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In a Lonely Place
  • In a Lonely Place

    Directed by Nicholas Ray • 1950 • United States
    Starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame

    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 ca...

Extras

  • Megan Abbott on IN A LONELY PLACE

  • Edition Intro

  • Dana Polan Commentary

    Recorded in 2015, this audio commentary features film scholar Dana Polan, author of the BFI Film Classics monograph on IN A LONELY PLACE.

  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself

    This 1975 documentary about director Nicholas Ray, presented here in a slightly condensed form, features interviews with Ray, filmmaker François Truffaut, and actors Natalie Wood and John Houseman, among others.

  • Vincent Curcio on Gloria Grahame

    In the following interview, recorded in 2015, Vincent Curcio, author of “Suicide Blonde: The Life of Gloria Grahame,” discusses the actor’s remarkable talents, her tempestuous marriage to director Nicholas Ray, and her unforgettable life.

  • IN A LONELY PLACE Revisited

    This piece, made in 2002, features filmmaker Curtis Hanson discussing the many facets of IN A LONELY PLACE that have made it an enduring classic.