Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released The Postman Always Rings Twice on October 14, 1946. Tay Garnett directed the film which starred Lana Turner, John Garfield, and Cecil Kellaway.
‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ Movie Summary
Drifter Frank Chambers hitches a ride with local District Attorney, Kyle Sackett to a roadside diner and filling station called Twin Oaks. Twin Oaks’ owner, Nick Smith, is an older man with a beautiful, young wife named Cora. Nick hires Frank to work for him, but Frank really takes the job because he has the hots for Cora.
Cora does not love Nick, and she and Frank have an affair. The two eventually decide to run away together, but must leave on foot as they do not have a car of their own to use. Along the trek, Cora decides that if she divorces Nick, she will wind up penniless and back where she started; at the bottom. So, she returns home to the service station where they arrive in time to retrieve a goodbye note to Nick where Cora professes her love for Frank.
When Frank makes an offhand comment about killing Nick, that begins Coras wheels spinning. She soon convinces Frank to murder Nick so they can get the diner. Frank devises a plan to hit Nick over the head with a sock of ball bearings while he’s in the bath to make it look like he slipped and fell in the tub.Read the full summary
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