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Devil in a Blue Dress


Rated: 6.7
Run time: 102 min
Director: Carl Franklin
Actors: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle, Maury Chaykin, Terry Kinney, Mel Winkler, Albert Hall, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jernard Burks, David Fonteno, John Roselius, Beau Starr, Steven Randazzo, Scott Lincoln, L. Scott Caldwell, Barry Shabaka Henley, Nick Corello, Kenny Endoso, Joseph Latimore, Renée Humphrey, R.J. Knoll, Kai Lennox, Poppy Montgomery, Brendan Kelly, Peggy Rea, Vinny Argiro, Deborah Lacey, Brazylia Kotere, Jeris Poindexter, Frank Davis, Matthew Barry, Mark Cotone, Brian E. O'Neal, G. Smokey Campbell, Alan Craig Schwartz, Steve Sekely, J.D. Smith, Nigel Gibbs, Carole Kravetz Aykanian, Jesse Beaton, Gary Frutkoff, Shann Johnson, John David Washington, Coffee Wright
Year: 1995


It is 1948 in LA and Ezikeal "Easy" Rawlins, an African-American World War II veteran, is looking for work. At his friend's bar, he is introduced to a white man, DeWitt Albright, who is looking for someone to help him find a missing white woman assumed to be hiding somewhere in LA's Black community. This woman, Daphne Monet, happens to be the fiancée of a wealthy "blue blood," Todd Carter, who is currently the favorite in the city's mayoralty race. Daphne Monet is known to frequent the Black jazz clubs in LA. Easy, innocently, accepts Albright's offer; however, he quickly finds himself amidst murder, crooked cops, ruthless politicians, and brutalizing hoodlums. This is a Chandler-esque "who-done-it" with an African-American theme. Written by Joel Schesser