The bone-deep disillusionment of postwar film noir becomes a powerful vehicle to explore America's racial injustices in Carl Franklin's richly atmospheric Devil in a Blue Dress, an adaptation of the hard-boiled novel by Walter Mosley. Denzel Washington has charisma to burn as the jobless ex-GI Easy Rawlins, who sees a chance to make some quick cash when he's recruited to find the missing lover (Jennifer Beals) of a wealthy mayoral candidate in late-1940s Los Angeles—only to find himself embroiled in murder, political intrigue, and a scandal that crosses the treacherous color lines of a segregated society. Featuring breakout work by Don Cheadle as Rawlins's cheerfully trigger-happy sidekick, this stylish mystery both channels and subverts classic noir tropes as it exposes the bitter racial realities underlying the American dream.

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Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

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Mystery/Drama/Crime · 1h 41m · 7/19/2022

        
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The bone-deep disillusionment of postwar film noir becomes a powerful vehicle to explore America's racial injustices in Carl Franklin's richly atmospheric Devil in a Blue Dress, an adaptation of the hard-boiled novel by Walter Mosley. Denzel Washington has charisma to burn as the jobless ex-GI Easy Rawlins, who sees a chance to make some quick cash when he's recruited to find the missing lover (Jennifer Beals) of a wealthy mayoral candidate in late-1940s Los Angeles—only to find himself embroiled in murder, political intrigue, and a scandal that crosses the treacherous color lines of a segregated society. Featuring breakout work by Don Cheadle as Rawlins's cheerfully trigger-happy sidekick, this stylish mystery both channels and subverts classic noir tropes as it exposes the bitter racial realities underlying the American dream.

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Release Country

United States

Barcode

715515274616

Release Date

7/19/2022

Media Type

Movie

Audio

  English     
  Commentary     

Digital Copy

Not Included

Studios

TriStar Pictures, Inc./Clinica Estetico/Mundy Lane Entertainment/Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE)/The Criterion Collection

Subtitles

English

Video Format

2160p

Aspect Ratio

1.85:1

Cover Type

Keep Case (HD, Low)

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Cast
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Denzel Washington

Ezekiel 'Easy' Rawlins
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Tom Sizemore

DeWitt Albright
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Jennifer Beals

Daphne Monet
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Don Cheadle

Mouse Alexander
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Maury Chaykin

Matthew Terell
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Terry Kinney

Todd Carter
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Mel Winkler

Joppy
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Albert Hall

Degan Odell
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Lisa Nicole Carson

Coretta James
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Jernard Burks

Dupree Brouchard
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David Wolos-Fonteno

Junior Fornay
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John Roselius

Detective Mason
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Beau Starr

Detective Jack Miller
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Steven Randazzo

Benny Giacomo
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Scott Lincoln

Richard McGee
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L. Scott Caldwell

Hattie May Parsons
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Barry Shabaka Henley

Woodcutter
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Nick Corello

Shariff
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Kenny Endoso

Manny
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Joseph Latimore

Frank Green
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Renée Humphrey

Barbara (as Renee Humphery)
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R.J. Knoll

Herman (as Robert J. Knoll)
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Kai Lennox

Football
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Poppy Montgomery

Barbara's Sister
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Brendan Kelly

Norman, Terell's Chauffeur
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Peggy Rea

Carter's Secretary
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Vinny Argiro

Baxter
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Deborah Lacey

Sophie
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Brazylia Kotere

Neighbourhood Woman
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Jeris Poindexter

Alphonso Jenkins (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)
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Frank Davis

Butcher
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Matthew Barry

Cop in Car (as Matt Barry)
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Mark Cotone

Cop in Station
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Brian E. O'Neal

John's Band Singer
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G. Smokey Campbell

Nightclub Owner
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Alan Craig Schwartz

Johnny
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Steve Sekely

Abe
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J.D. Smith

Pool Hall Owner
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Nigel Gibbs

Bootlegger
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Shann Johnson

(uncredited)
Crew
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Carl Franklin

Director
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Walter Mosley

Writer
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Carl Franklin

Writer
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Jesse Beaton

Producer
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Jonathan Demme

Producer
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Gary Goetzman

Producer
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Edward Saxon

Producer
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Tak Fujimoto

Cinematograpy
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Carole Kravetz

Editor
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Elmer Bernstein

Music
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Steve Bartkowicz

Sound
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Gary Bourgeois

Sound
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Robert Grieve

Sound
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Ken Segal

Sound
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Dan Sherman

Sound
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Gary Frutkoff

Art
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Dan Webster

Art
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Sharen Davis

Art
Other Editions
Disc Title Front Cover

Devil in a Blue Dress

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

7/19/2022

Disc Title Front Cover

Devil in a Blue Dress

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

10/13/2015

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Devil in a Blue Dress

(DVD)

3/9/1999

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