The Postman allways
Rings Twice

The Postman always Rings Twice














Nick Smith, the middle-aged proprietor of a roadside restaurant, hires drifter Frank Chambers as a handyman. Frank eventually begins an affair with Nick's beautiful wife Cora, who talks Frank into helping her kill Nick, by "accident." But the best laid plans......

Summary written by Jim Beaver
Directed by
Tay Garnett

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
Lana Turner .... Cora Smith
John Garfield .... Frank Chambers
Cecil Kellaway .... Nick Smith
Hume Cronyn .... Arthur Keats
Leon Ames .... DA Kyle Sackett
Audrey Totter .... Madge Garland
Alan Reed .... Ezra Liam Kennedy
Jeff York (I) .... Blair
Charles Williams (I) .... Doctor
Cameron Grant .... Willie
Wally Cassell .... Ben
William Halligan .... Judge
Morris Ankrum .... Judge
Garry Owen .... Truck Driver
Dorothy Phillips .... Nurse
Edward Earle .... Doctor
Byron Foulger .... Picnic Manager
Sondra Morgan .... Matron
Jeffrey Sayre .... Reporter
Walter Ridge .... Reporter
Paul Kruger (I) .... Officer
Dick Crockett .... Reporter
James Darrell .... Reporter
Brick Sullivan .... Officer
Phillip Ahlm .... Photographer
John Alban .... Photographer
Harold Miller .... Photographer

Written by
Niven Busch
James M. Cain (novel)
Harry Ruskin

Cinematography by
Sidney Wagner

Music by
George Basserman
Neil Moret(song)
Richard A. Whiting(song)
Eric Zeisl

Costume Design by
Marion Herwood Keyes
Irene Sharaff

Film Editing by
George White

Produced by
Carey Wilson

Other crew
Jack Dawn (I) .... make-up
Randall Duell .... art director
Ted Duncan .... orchestration
Cedric Gibbons .... art director
Douglas Shearer .... sound
Edwin B. Willis .... set decorator



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Tay Garnett
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