The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice

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Classic 1940's noir starring Lana Turner and John Garfield, based on the hard-boiled novel by James M. Cain in which a drifter and a married dame concoct a scheme to kill her husband. More

Hired by a roadside restaurant owner, Frank (Garfield) falls for his employer’s beautiful wife, Cora (Turner). After romance blossoms, Cora persuades her lover to murder her husband and make it look like an accident, ridding herself of the man she doesn't love while taking control of the business. But once the crime is committed, detective Sackett (Leon Ames) suspects the pair and plays them off against one another...

 

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1946Rating: PG, contains adult themes113 minsUSA
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The Postman Always Rings Twice | Reviews

89%27 reviews

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Variety

Variety

he script is a rather faithful translation of Cain's story of a boy and girl who murder the girl's husband, live through terror and eventually make payment for their crime. The writing is terse and natural to the characters and events that transpire.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Comes off a tremendously tense and dramatic show, and it gives Lana Turner and John Garfield the best roles of their careers.

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The Postman Always Rings Twice | Release Details

The Postman Always Rings Twice is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.