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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Film noirSub-Category: Film noir, Mystery, Thriller, Crime Fiction, Film adaptation, Romance Film, DramaMain subject: capital punishmentRuntime: 103 - 113 minutesColor: black-and-whiteLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Tay GarnettScreenwriter: Niven Busch, James M. CainBased on: The Postman Always Rings TwiceMusic: George BassmanCinematography: Sidney WagnerStars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Audrey Totter, Leon Ames, Alan Reed, King Baggot, Betty Blythe, Dorothy Phillips, Charles WilliamsProducer: Carey WilsonStudio: Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAward details: (details at IMDb)
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The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama-film noir based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. This adaptation of the novel features Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, and Audrey Totter. It was directed by Tay Garnett, with a score written by George Bassman and Erich Zeisl. This version was the third filming of The Postman Always Rings Twice, but the first under the novel's original title and the first in English. Previously, the novel had been filmed as Le Dernier Tournant in France in 1939, and as Ossessione in Italy in 1943.


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