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In a Lonely Place

Sunday, Jan 22 at 5:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Nicholas Ray. 1950, 94 mins. DCP. With Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid. One of Bogart’s most neglected films, this moody and electrifying thriller by Ray, master of the fifties melodrama about troubled masculinity, is among Hollywood’s darkest character studies. Bogart, in a performance of unforgettable gravity and melancholy, plays a belligerent screenwriter accused of murder who falls in love with a suspicious starlet, played by Grahame in an astonishing role. It is one of the most emotionally complex of all Hollywood behind-the-scenes movies, with Bogart perfectly embodying Ray’s signature blend of skepticism and idealism. Bogart and Grahame had yet to win their Academy Awards when they made In a Lonely Place—perhaps giving their best performances—but would have to wait a few more years before they were rewarded. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.