Detour (PRC, 1945). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Hitchhiking to California to meet up with his girl, failed pianist Al Roberts (Tom Neal) thumbs a ride, but the man driving ends up dead, and, rather than going to the cops, Al disposes of the body and assumes his identity. Later, he picks up a sultry woman (Ann Savage) with plenty of secrets of her own, who tries to blackmail him, and a downward spiral commences. Director Edgar G. Ulmer had once directed prestige studio productions (most famously the Karloff-Lugosi The Black Cat), but had fallen onto hard times making low-budget, low-aspiration titles for PRC. Detour may not have quite been a return to the glory days, but it was definitely the best of the films he made for the low-budget outfit. Memorably gritty and sleazy, Detour benefits from the incendiary performance of Ann Savage, and Ulmer's still-sharp directorial skills. Offered here is the exceptional title lobby card, giving a taste of the film's mayhem, as well as iconic shots of the two stars. Condition issues are minor, and include rounded corners and light corner creases, minor edge tears, and minor border creasing. The card still looks exceptionally sharp, with great color. A noir classic. Fine/Very Fine.

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