The Postman Always Rings Twice

1946, Drama/Crime, 1h 53m

27 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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The Postman Always Rings Twice spins a sultry web of mystery with a gripping adaptation of a classic noir tale. Read critic reviews

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Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway), a middle-aged roadside diner owner, hires a drifter, Frank Chambers (John Garfield), to work at his restaurant. Frank quickly begins an affair with Nick's beautiful young wife, Cora (Lana Turner), and the two conspire to kill Nick and seize his assets. When they succeed, local prosecutor Kyle Sackett (Leon Ames) becomes suspicious, but is unable to build a solid case. However, the couple soon realizes that no misdeed ever goes truly unpunished.

Cast & Crew

Lana Turner
Cora Smith
John Garfield
Frank Chambers
Hume Cronyn
Arthur Keats
Audrey Totter
Madge Gorland
Leon Ames
Kyle Sackett
Alan Reed
Ezra Liam Kennedy
Harry Ruskin
Screenwriter
Niven Busch
Screenwriter
George Bassman
Original Music
Neil Moret
Original Music
Richard A. Whiting
Original Music
Eric Zeisl
Original Music
Sidney Wagner
Cinematographer
George White
Film Editor
Randall Duell
Art Direction
Cedric Gibbons
Art Direction
Edwin B. Willis
Set Decoration
Jack Dawn
Makeup Artist
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