Road House

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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A bizarre, subdued weepie-cum-thriller, centered around Lupino's sultry presence as a nightclub chanteuse who inspires such feelings of love and hate in her blood-brother employers (Widmark and Wilde) that they turn on each other with a vengeance. Aided by strong performances, Negulesco smooths over the strange shifts in plot and characterisation, manages somehow to lend credibility to the melodramatic proceedings, and delivers one of the great drunkard scenes en route. Mad, perhaps, but memorable too.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jean Negulesco
Screenwriter: Edward Chodorov
Cast: Ida Lupino
Cornel Wilde
Celeste Holm
Richard Widmark
OZ Whitehead
Robert Karnes
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