Detour

Detour

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour begins when hitchhiker Al Roberts (Tom Neal) accepts a ride from affable gambler Charles Haskell Jr. (Edmund MacDonald). When Haskell suffers a fatal heart attack, Roberts, afraid that he'll be accused of murder, disposes of the body, takes the man's clothes and wallet, and begins driving the car himself. He picks up beautiful but sullen Vera (Ann Savage), who suddenly breaks the silence by asking, "What did you do with the body?" It turns out that Vera had earlier accepted a ride from Haskell and has immediately spotted Roberts as a ringer. Holding the threat of summoning the police over his head, Vera forces Roberts to continue his pose so that he can collect a legacy from Haskell's millionaire father, who hasn't seen his son in years.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2019
UPC: 0715515227810
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:09:00
Sales rank: 13,173

Special Features

Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with actor Ann Savage and filmmakers Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Wim Wenders New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins New program about the restoration Janus Films rerelease trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Neal Al Roberts
Ann Savage Vera
Claudia Drake Sue
Edmund MacDonald Charles Haskell, Jr.
Tim Ryan Diner Proprietor
Esther Howard Hedy
Roger Clark Man
Don Brodie Used car salesman
Pat Gleason Man

Technical Credits
Edgar G. Ulmer Director
Mona Barry Costumes/Costume Designer
William Calihan Art Director
Leo Erdody Score Composer
Leon Fromkess Producer
Martin G. Goldsmith Screenwriter
Edward C. Jewell Art Director
Ben Kline Cinematographer
George McGuire Editor
Martin E. Mooney Associate Producer
Glenn Thompson Set Decoration/Design
Bud Westmore Makeup

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