Noir Canon


Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

1945, 1h 7min, 35mm

Noir Canon

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“That’s life. Whichever way you turn, Fate sticks out a foot to trip you.” Edgar Ulmer’s microbudget crime cornerstone is one of the American noirs that truly made the French New Wave stand up and notice. A true classic, this film has inspired dozens of filmmakers, and even inspired the name of AFS Artistic Director Richard Linklater’s production company. The unforgettable Ann Savage creates one of the most energetically amoral femmes fatale in screen history.

DETOUR, Ann Savage, Tom Neal, 1945, lamppost

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