Detour (1945)

In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he’s riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man’s identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts’ every move plunges him deeper into trouble…

(Plot summary written by Rod Crawford)


Runtime original: 01:07:00

Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:49

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer

Writer: Martin Goldsmith (screenplay), Martin Goldsmith (original story), Martin Mooney (uncredited)

Editor: George McGuire

90to5 Editor: Pablo Hernández

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90to5 Editor Bio: I’m a student, an assistant editor. I’ll become a film editor.
In the meanwhile:

I loved the idea of summarizing a road movie with some interesting ideas. It had already been summarized 67 years ago -in its editing- but I wanted to face up the challenge again. Its structure; characters and voice-over, made I fell in love with these such long shots! And, as in the other film I’ve summarized, my interest in languages (being a non-English speaker) was what decided me to do it.

— Pablo Hernández



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