Road House (1948)

This is a great, sexy little noir starring one of my favorite actors - Ida Lupino!  And oh dear Lord - DO NOT confuse this with Patrick Swayze's movie of the same name, that's be a tragedy!  Amazon has a good synopsis:  At a seedy nightclub and bowling alley near the Canadian border, owner Jefty Robbins (Richard Widmark) is in love with his new cabaret singer, Lily Stevens (Ida Lupino), who only has eyes for Jefty's best friend, bar manager Pete Morgan (Cornel Wilde). Although he tries to keep his distance, Pete soon falls for Lily's charms. But when the couple tries to run away together, Jefty and jealous cashier Susie Smith (Celeste Holm) conspire to frame them for a crime they didn't commit.
This is one of my pet peeves about Netflix, Amazon, Google and TubiTV - it's hard to find many of the great Ida Lupino films!
REVIEWS: Jamie S. Rich has probably the best review of this movie over at DVD Talk.  Check it out, it certainly mirrors my sentiments!
FAVORITE QUOTE: Susie: She does more without a voice than anybody I've ever heard!
RATED: Excellent!
WATCH IT AGAIN: Definitely!
DO I WANNA OWN IT?: Yes please!

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