Undeniably, as Dana Polan indicates in his refined and clever account, there are autobiographical undertones within the film--the marriage of Gloria Grahame to its director, Nicholas Ray, started to get a divorce in the course of construction. but regardless of its bleak finishing and its common noir sort, argues Polan, the wise-cracking among Dix and Laurel supplies the movie the point of a screwball comedy.
Critics have been doubtful how one can reply to this combination of genres whilst the movie first seemed. considering then in spite of the fact that, In a Lonely Place has rightfully been said as a vintage and compelling tale of blighted love.
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