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The Blue Gardenia

Deeply distraught that her GI ex-boyfriend plans to marry another woman, Norah Larkin (Anne Baxter) agrees to go out on a date with lothario Harry Prebble (Raymond Burr). Norah's drunken night out with Prebble ends in a hazily remembered confrontation and the next day a startling discovery: Harry has been murdered, and the police have found Norah's personal effects at the scene. Tipped off to the breaking news, reporter Casey Mayo (Richard Conte) invites Norah to tell her side of the story.

Release Date

March 28, 1953

Running Time

88 minutes

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Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Richard Conte

Richard Conte

Ann Sothern

Ann Sothern


Director Fritz Lang

Screenplay Charles Hoffman

Producer Alex Gottlieb

Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca

Editing Edward Mann

Music Raoul Kraushaar

Distributor Warner Bros.

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