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 kind, argues Polan, the wise-cracking among Dix and Laurel provides the movie the element of a screwball comedy.
Critics have been doubtful tips on how to reply to this combination of genres while the movie first seemed. due to the fact that then in spite of the fact that, In a Lonely Place has rightfully been stated as a vintage and compelling tale of blighted love.
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