Road House

1948

Road House

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Richard Widmark plays the borderline-psycho owner of a combination road house and bowling alley. Widmark's singer, Ida Lupino, begins exhibiting an interest in his manager, Cornel Wilde. To get even with Wilde, Widmark frames him on a robbery charge, then has the unlucky fellow released in his custody. The sadistic Widmark takes every opportunity to flaunt his control over Conte, but this only serves to deepen the relationship between Wilde and Lupino. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Road House

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Audience Reviews for Road House

  • Sep 05, 2010
    Widmark gives a fantastic performance in this movie. That's mainly why I loved it, but the story is interesting and exciting as well.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2009
    ida is terrific, her 'singing' must be experienced to be fully appreciated and what's going on with that hairdo? but widmark steals the show as spoiled brat psycho 'jefty.' bit over the top but very enjoyable
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2008
    Road House is kind of a tough movie for me to form an opinion of. It's not really noir, kind of but not really. It takes place in this claustrophobic bar/bowling alley/lodge place and this weird love triangle thing is going on, I don't know. Ida Lupino is great as usual and her singing voice serves as a parallel for how I feel about the movie. I'm kind of put off by it initially but after the third performance I was kind of intrigued. Richard Widmark is his usual over-the-top, early performance nutjob self as the crazy spoiled heiress in a performance that kind of mirrors Lupino's in They Drive By Night. That bar fight was an absolute blast nd Celeste Holm was such a doll.
    Michael G Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2008
    Ida couldn't be tougher then as the road house singer she plays here and Richard Widmark is delightfully nuts in this fine noir.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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