Watch, Detour, one of the great films noir on-line free at RetroTV. Starring Tom Neal, Ann Savage. IMDB Rating 7.3/10. Considered by Lloydville of mardecortesbaja.com as one of the true noirs. “He went searching for love… but Fate forced a DETOUR to Revelry… Violence… Mystery!”
Trivia: Tom Neal did time in the early 60s for shooting his third wife dead in the back of the head with a 45. More from Lloydville.
From the IMDB Review:
This is one of the all-time great examples of film noir. It can practically be used to define the genre: shadowy black and white cinematography; a star-crossed protagonist (“…fate sticks out a leg to trip you.”); a femme fatale (the unforgettable Ann Savage as Vera); cynical voice-over narration; ambiguous morality. All these elements are brought together magnificently by director Edgar G. Ulmer, who incredibly made this movie in several days on a shoestring budget. His direction is so masterful that the low budget sets only add to the film. This is a great masterpiece and one of the marvels in film history.
Director Edgar Ulmer’s other noir credits:
Strange Illusion (1945)
The Strange Woman (1946)
Murder Is My Beat (1955)