The Postman Always Rings Twice

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Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway), a middle-aged roadside diner owner, hires a drifter, Frank Chambers (John Garfield), to work at his restaurant. Frank quickly begins an affair with Nick's beautiful young wife, Cora (Lana Turner), and the two conspire to kill Nick and seize his assets. When they succeed, local prosecutor Kyle Sackett (Leon Ames) becomes suspicious, but is unable to build a solid case. However, the couple soon realizes that no misdeed ever goes truly unpunished.

Release details

Release date: Thursday May 2 1946
Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tay Garnett
Screenwriter: Harry Ruskin, Niven Busch
Cast: Lana Turner
John Garfield
Cecil Kellaway
Hume Cronyn
Audrey Totter
Leon Ames
Alan Reed
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