The Blue Dahlia
The Blue Dahlia is a 1946 American crime film and film noir with an original screenplay by Raymond Chandler directed by George Marshall and starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and William Bendix. It was Chandler's first original screenplay.
Three demobilized United States Navy aviators, Johnny Morrison, Buzz Wanchek, and George Copeland, arrive in Hollywood, California. All three flew together in the same flight crew from Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific. Buzz has shell shock and a metal plate in his head above his ear.
|editor||Arthur P. Schmidt|
|keywords||assumed name california car crash cheap hotel diphtheria drive estrange frame george vi hotel bar hotel manager jazz music kill kwajalein atoll lose morning murder new jersey nightclub on the beach pacific war police captain shell shock shoot south pacific sunset strip suspect walk want|
|musicBy||Robert E. Dolan|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|recordedAt||Malibu Santa Monica|