The Blue Gardenia


Anne Baxter stars as Norah Larkin, a single woman whose heart is broken after receiving a "Dear John" letter. After a night of drinking she passes out in the apartment of womaniser Harry Prebble (Raymond Burr), awaking to find herself accused of his murder.

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  1. Charles Hoffman


  2. Vera Caspary


  3. Fritz Lang


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  1. Anne Baxter

    Anne Baxter

    Norah Larkin

  2. Richard Conte

    Richard Conte

    Casey Mayo

  3. Ann Sothern

    Ann Sothern

    Crystal Carpenter

  4. Raymond Burr

    Raymond Burr

    Harry Prebble

  5. Jeff Donnell

    Jeff Donnell

    Sally Ellis

  6. Richard Erdman

    Richard Erdman


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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  • March 23, 1953



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

A Letter to an Unknown Murderess.

The Blue Gardenia is directed by Fritz Lang and adapted to screenplay by Charles Hoffman from the short story "Gardenia" written by Vera Caspary. It stars Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr and George Reeves. Music is by Raoul Kraushaar and cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.

Norah Larkin (Baxter), after receiving some horrible news, ends up drunk and at the mercy of a Lothario in his apartment. The next morning she wakes up with the distinct feeling she may have committed murder.

More solid than anything spectacular, this minor... read the rest.

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