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The Blue Dahlia

The Blue Dahlia
Product Code: FCD1360
Availability: In Stock
Release Date: 19th September 2016
Price: £15.99
Ex Tax: £15.99
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Format: Blu-ray
Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix
Directed by: George Marshall



Hollywood legends Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake (The Glass Key, This Gun For Hire) team up for a masterfully told tale of suspense and intrigue in the classic noir tradition.


When discharged navy officer Johnny Morrison (Ladd) comes home from war to his old stomping ground in the Hollywood Hills, he is shocked to discover his wife Helen (Doris Dowling) having an affair with the proprietor of the glamorous Blue Dahlia nightclub. But when Helen is murdered and Johnny is fingered as the prime suspect, he is forced to prove his innocence, aided by a woman harbouring a dark secret, the beautiful and enigmatic Joyce (Lake).


Directed by George Marshall (Destry Rides Again, How the West Was Won) from a script by acclaimed hard-boiled novelist Raymond Chandler – his only produced original screenplay – The Blue Dahlia sparkles with wit and old Hollywood glamour, showcasing some of the most celebrated talent of the golden age of the silver screen at their iconic best, making its high definition debut in this feature-packed release from Arrow Academy.




  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio

  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Selected scene commentary by Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity

  • Introduction to the film by Frank Krutnik

  • Rare 1949 half-hour radio dramatization of The Blue Dahlia by The Screen Guild Theater, starring Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd

  • Original theatrical trailer

  • Extensive gallery of vintage stills and promotional materials

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tonci Zonjic

First pressing only: collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London



RRP: £19.99 £15.99
Region: B
Rating: PG
Cat No: FCD1360
Duration: 101 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: 1.0
Discs: 1