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November 11, 2014

Episode 192: Detour (1945)

Special Guest: Noah Isenberg
Guest Co-Host: Richard Edwards

Noir November continues with a discussion of Edgar G Ulmer's Detour. Tom Neal stars as a down-on-his-luck musician who picks up the wrong hitchhiker (Ann Savage) in a tale of fickle fate, phones, and flashbacks.

We're joined once again by Professor Rich Edwards of the Out of the Past podcast and we spoke to , author of (9780520235779)

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Detour on Blu-Ray
Buy Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins by Noah Isenberg
Buy Detour (BFI Classics) by Noah Isenberg
Buy Detour on DVD
Buy Detour by Martin Goldsmith
Buy Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off Screen on DVD
Hear more of Rich Edwards at Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir
Listen to the Detour episode of Confessions from The Dark City, a film noir podcast

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  1. I'm just starting this episode and am thrilled you're doing DETOUR, one of my favorite films of all time! I love it so much I even made a custom trailer that I'm sure you all will enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkwETw6mZ6k (in fact, do you use its audio in this episode's opening? If so, that makes me very happy...) Keep up the great work...

  2. I'm also happy that you dedicated an episode for this small film noir gem, Edgar Ulmer is a great and almost forgotten director who deserves more credit.