The Blue Gardenia Reviews

  • Jan 21, 2019

    only OK, in light of todays more sophisticated audiences

    only OK, in light of todays more sophisticated audiences

  • Oct 17, 2016

    The Blue Gardenia is an amazing film. It is about a telephone operator who ends up drunk and at the mercy of a cad in his apartment. Anne Baxter and Richard Conte give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Fritz Lang did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. The Blue Gardenia is a must see.

    The Blue Gardenia is an amazing film. It is about a telephone operator who ends up drunk and at the mercy of a cad in his apartment. Anne Baxter and Richard Conte give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Fritz Lang did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. The Blue Gardenia is a must see.

  • Jun 08, 2016

    Enjoyable. Enjoyed Ann Southern (who always is enjoyable).

    Enjoyable. Enjoyed Ann Southern (who always is enjoyable).

  • Jan 30, 2016

    Taut noir thriller from Lang released in the same year as his classic The Big Heat and photographed by ace cameraman Musuraca in a shimmering haze of rain-streaked windows, shattered mirrors and moody lighting. Lang's edgy direction and long tracking shots emphasize the characters' sense of entrapment in circumstances and drives the action towards its compelling conclusion.

    Taut noir thriller from Lang released in the same year as his classic The Big Heat and photographed by ace cameraman Musuraca in a shimmering haze of rain-streaked windows, shattered mirrors and moody lighting. Lang's edgy direction and long tracking shots emphasize the characters' sense of entrapment in circumstances and drives the action towards its compelling conclusion.

  • Jul 31, 2015

    It was good, but not my cup of tea.

    It was good, but not my cup of tea.

  • Feb 25, 2015

    vise od solidnog.za pola zvezdice.

    vise od solidnog.za pola zvezdice.

  • May 22, 2013

    A stock story and handling keep The Blue Gardenia from being anything more than a regulation mystery melodrama.

    A stock story and handling keep The Blue Gardenia from being anything more than a regulation mystery melodrama.

  • Jan 16, 2013

    The Jilted Woman, a Poker, and The Blue Gardenia--Cinderella Murder!!

    The Jilted Woman, a Poker, and The Blue Gardenia--Cinderella Murder!!

  • Nov 23, 2012

    Let me get this straight. Fritz Lang was virtually blind and managed to get Anne Baxter to stop staring into space when saying her lines, but DeMille and Mankiewicz had 20/20 vision and she hardly looks her co-stars in the eye? Well, in any case, I enjoy her very much whether she stares into space or not, and here, without giving too much away, she does a brilliant job portraying someone who has drank way too much, and the story reflects the fuzziness the day after very truthfully while putting it in a suspenseful context much akin to the circumstantial crime plot that Fritz has a special knack for. Throughout, there are great examples of how he puts sinister things in unassuming, innocent contexts.

    Let me get this straight. Fritz Lang was virtually blind and managed to get Anne Baxter to stop staring into space when saying her lines, but DeMille and Mankiewicz had 20/20 vision and she hardly looks her co-stars in the eye? Well, in any case, I enjoy her very much whether she stares into space or not, and here, without giving too much away, she does a brilliant job portraying someone who has drank way too much, and the story reflects the fuzziness the day after very truthfully while putting it in a suspenseful context much akin to the circumstantial crime plot that Fritz has a special knack for. Throughout, there are great examples of how he puts sinister things in unassuming, innocent contexts.

  • Jul 22, 2012

    Great atmosphere and score with the added bonus of Nat King Cole appearing as himself. Although the movie is compelling thanks to Lang's direction and a talented cast notably Raymond Burr and Ann Sothern, the storyline is ultimately predictable.

    Great atmosphere and score with the added bonus of Nat King Cole appearing as himself. Although the movie is compelling thanks to Lang's direction and a talented cast notably Raymond Burr and Ann Sothern, the storyline is ultimately predictable.