Detour (1945)

He went searching for love... but fate forced a DETOUR to revelry... violence... mystery!

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1945-11-30
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 223 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 7min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC)
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Al Roberts, a New York nightclub pianist, hitchhikes to Hollywood to meet his girlfriend Sue. The gambler he's riding with, Charles, unexpectedly dies. Afraid the police wouldn't believe the truth, Al takes the man's identity. In a gas station, he gives a lift to Vera, a woman that knew Charles and blackmails Al with tragic consequences.

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    Directing Edgar G. Ulmer Director
    Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
    Editing George McGuire Editor
    Art Edward C. Jewell Art Direction
    Writing Martin Goldsmith Screenplay
    Camera Benjamin H. Kline Director of Photography
    Writing Martin Mooney Writer
    Production Martin Mooney Associate Producer
    Production Leon Fromkess Producer
    Sound Leo Erdody Original Music Composer
    Costume & Make-Up Mona Barry Costume Design
    Sound Max M. Hutchinson Sound Engineer