|An untimely phone call.|
Monday, December 20, 2010
In a Lonely Place (1950) - Nicholas Ray
Dixton Steele: "I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me."
Grahame was never better. In Lonely Place she gets considerably more screen time than her usual noirs. And her character is more complicated than the sultry dame type that typified her career. She often played a bad girl with a good side. Here she is all good, a sympathetic woman trying to save the man she loves. You and she wonder if he's worth it, or if he will ultimately let her. You get the sense she's been down this road before.