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The Blue Gardenia Details

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After learning that her boyfriend, a GI in Korea, has found someone else, Norah Larkin (Anne Baxter) impulsively agrees to meet womanizer Harry Prebble (Raymond Burr) for dinner. Norah allows herself to get drunk and accept Prebble's invitation to his apartment. When he tries to force himself on her, she hits him with a poker. Unfortunately, Prebble is found dead the next morning, and Norah, not even remembering how she got home, thinks that she killed him. Meanwhile, newspaperman Casey Mayo (Richard Conte), looking for an angle, invites the "Blue Gardenia Murderess" to turn herself in to him. The high point of the film is the interplay between the vulnerable Baxter and Burr at his smarmiest. ~ Steve Press, Rovi

Cast

Anne Baxter
as Norah Larkin
Richard Conte
as Casey Mayo
Ann Sothern
as Crystal Carpenter
Raymond Burr
as Harry Prebble
Jeff Donnell
as Sally Ellis
Richard Erdman
as Al
George Reeves
as Police Capt. Haynes
Ruth Storey
as Rose Miller
Ray Walker
as Homer
Alex Gottlieb
as Man
Celia Lovsky
as Blind Woman
Frank Ferguson
as Drunkard
Robert Shayne
as Doctor
Frank Ferguson
as Drunkard
Alex Gottlieb
as Man
Celia Lovsky
as Blind Woman

Crew

Fritz Lang
Director
Alex Gottlieb
Producer
Charles Hoffman
Screenwriter
Nick Musuraca
Cinematographer
Lester Lee
Songwriter
Bob Russell
Songwriter
Raoul Kraushaar
Composer (Music Score)
Ben Winkler
Sound/Sound Designer
Willis Cook
Special Effects
Emmett Emerson
First Assistant Director
Vera Caspary
Short Story Author
Gene Hibbs
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