The Postman Always Rings Twice

  • 1981
  • Movie
  • R
  • Crime

When first filmed in America in 1946 (it was previously adapted in France as LE DERNIER TOURANT [1939] and in Italy as OSSESSIONE [1942]) with John Garfield and Lana Turner, Cain's steamy novel fell victim to the restrictions of the Hays Code. In 1981 director Rafelson thought he could get away with bringing the novel's sex to the screen, and he cast Nicholson...read more

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The Postman Always Rings Twice - Official Trailer
02:45 — Inferior remake of James M. Cain's steamy account of a drifter's affair with the seductive wife of a cafe owner that leads to murder.

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A sleazy drifter gets a job in a Depression-era diner and begins a torrid affair with the owner's much younger wife. The adulterers plot to murder the owner so they can be together. Based on the novel by James M. Cain.

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  • Released: 1981
  • Rating: R
  • Review: When first filmed in America in 1946 (it was previously adapted in France as LE DERNIER TOURANT [1939] and in Italy as OSSESSIONE [1942]) with John Garfield and Lana Turner, Cain's steamy novel fell victim to the restrictions of the Hays Code. In 1981 dire… (more)

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