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The Blue Gardenia

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Deeply distraught that her GI ex-boyfriend plans to marry another woman, Norah Larkin (Anne Baxter) agrees to go out on a date with lothario Harry Prebble (Raymond Burr). Norah's drunken night out with Prebble ends in a hazily remembered confrontation and the next day a startling discovery: Harry has been murdered, and the police have found Norah's personal effects at the scene. Tipped off to the breaking news, reporter Casey Mayo (Richard Conte) invites Norah to tell her side of the story.

Cast & Crew

Anne Baxter
Norah Larkin
Ann Sothern
Crystal Carpenter
Raymond Burr
Harry Prebble
Jeff Donnell
Sally Ellis
George Reeves
Police Capt. Sam Haynes
Ruth Storey
Rose Miller
Charles Hoffman
Screenwriter
Raoul Kraushaar
Original Music
Nicholas Musuraca
Cinematographer
Edward Mann
Film Editor
Charles D. Hall
Art Director
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Critic Reviews for The Blue Gardenia

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Audience Reviews for The Blue Gardenia

  • Sep 05, 2010
    Another good thriller from Fritz Lang. It's really exciting and dramatic, and the actors are good. I liked this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 21, 2009
    Have you ever discovered that someone was planning a surprise party for you so you went along with it, acting surprised even though you really weren't? And then you discovered that, instead of the expected fifty guests, only three or four of your friends showed up? And then only one of them brought a gift? And then that gift turned out to be something you already have? If so then you already know what it's like to watch The Blue Gardenia.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Aug 30, 2007
    Have you ever discovered that someone was planning a surprise party for you so you went along with it, acting surprised even though you really weren't? And then you discovered that, instead of the expected fifty guests, only three or four of your friends showed up? And then only one of them brought a gift? And then that gift turned out to be something you already have? If so then you already know what it's like to watch The Blue Gardenia. I really can't say much about this linear plot without spoiling the ending for you. Just let me offer you this advice: If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and, in the end, it turns out to be a duck, try and act surprised.
    Kevin S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2006
    Really disappointing noir. The only entertaining thing was Raymond Burr.
    Michael G Super Reviewer

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