Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM
In the heat of passion, two things can happen – the second is murder
The Postman Always Rings Twice
1946 / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Postman Always Rings Twice features Lana Turner and John Garfield as a pair of murderous lovers in director Tay Garnett's much-imitated but never-equaled dark romance. An illicit affair between the drifter and the sultry waitress begins at a lonely roadside diner outside of Los Angeles. The woman's unsuspecting husband becomes the target of the perfect crime of passion, until betrayal and fate intervene. Based on the sultry novel by author James M. Cain, the title famously refers to Cain's own postman, who would ring twice when delivering rejection notices from publishers.