The Blue Gardenia

1953

The Blue Gardenia

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A woman finds herself accused of murdering the stranger she went home with in this film noir. Knowing only that the killer, who beat the man to death with a poker, is a woman, a reporter posts an open plea for the murderess to turn herself in. Though innocent of killing the man, the woman decides to respond to the ad, calling herself a friend of the accused. She and the reporter meet each other at the Blue Gardenia several times and gradually fall in love. Believing her to be guilty, the reporter urges her to confess. But then the real killer shows up and all ends happily for the lovers.

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Critic Reviews for The Blue Gardenia

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  • 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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