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Devil In A Blue Dress

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Devil In A Blue Dress

Private detective Easy Rawlins has been caught on the wrong side of the most dangerous secret in town. Denzel Washington stars in writer-director Carl Franklin’s mood-drenched adaptation of the Walter Mosley mystery set in post-WWII Los Angeles. Tasked with the seemingly simple mission to find a missing white woman who may be hiding out in the black juke joints along Central Avenue, he’ll soon be trapped in a quicksand of corruption and violence. Exquisite period detail, stunning cinematography by Tak Fujimoto, and a stellar supporting cast (Don Cheadle, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals) highlight this shadowy, serpentine neo-noir.

“A fluid, persuasive piece of movie-making graced with the considerable visual sophistication.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“An engrossingly atmospheric dip into the dark waters of postwar urban intrigue, Devil in a Blue Dress ushers in the welcome subgenre of black noir.” – Todd McCarthy, Variety

“First-rate American pulp – fast, absorbing, and substantive… confirms Franklin as an efficient, tough-minded screenwriter with a compelling moral vision… Washington is more grounded and charismatic than he has ever been.” – Hal Hinson, Washington Post

Carl Franklin
Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle, Maury Chaykin
Running Time
102 minutes

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