This is a short scene from Nicholas Ray’s masterful 1950 film noir IN A LONELY PLACE. Burned-out screenwriter Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart) is suspected of a murder he may or may not have committed. Struggling actress Laurel Gray (Gloria Grahame) provides him with an alibi, and later, loving support. In this scene, Laurel checks up on Dix, and some of the best on-screen flirting between adults plays out. You gotta love Grahame when she says, “I said I liked it…I *didn’t* say I wanted to kiss it.” I do not own the rights to this, and this is not for profit. I only want more people to become aware of this really, really great film. If you want to see more, rent it.
Video Rating: 5 / 5