Detour

United States, 1945

Film
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When New York pianist Al Roberts (Tom Neal) embarks a transcontinental journey to join his girlfriend in Hollywood, he is overwhelmed by an intricate web of fate and circumstance. After trying to flee the accidental death of a driver who has given him a ride, Al steals the man’s car and his identity and continues towards Los Angeles only to be deterred by Vera (Ann Savage) who knows his secrets and how to exploit them.

Credits

producer

Leon Fromkess

production company

PRC Pictures

Duration

01:05:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1945

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38353

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Thrillers

Drama

Drama → Road movies

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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