Hangover Square - Bad Ends
I just watched Hangover Square (1945) with Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, and Faye Marlowe. It's about an insane composer. Director John Brahm also made The Lodger (1944), Guest in the House (1944), and The Locket (1946). Below are some scenes. The final ten minutes of the movie are worth waiting for. A lot of credit must go to cinematographer Joseph LaShelle, who also filmed Laura (1944), Fallen Angel (1945), Road House (1948), and Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), which are some serious noir credentials. It occurs to me that Laird Cregar had a heart attack from extreme dieting after this picture. And poor Linda Darnell died at age 41 in a house fire in 1965. And George Sanders killed himself with sleeping pills in 1972. Thankfully, actress Faye Marlowe is still alive and well.
As you can see, the costumes are pretty cool, too.