Film noir: Hangover Square (1945)

- Director: John Brahm

- IMDb user rating: 7.4

- Metascore: data not available

- Runtime: 77 minutes

“Hangover Square” has all of the deliciously dark elements of a good film noir: shadowy city streets, themes of sensual obsession and alienation, a mysterious crime, and an enticing femme fatale. The story begins as composer George Harvey Bone (Laird Cregar, who died a few months before the film was released) wakes with a bloody knife in his pocket and no memory of the night before. He meets and agrees to write a song for alluring singer Netta (Linda Darnell), but worries about his strange lapses in memory.

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