“Detour” quotes

Movie Detour
Edgar G. Ulmer directed this movie in 1945
Title Detour
Year 1945
Director Edgar G. Ulmer
Genre Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
Plot – Al Roberts hitchhikes a ride from a stranger to reach California and see his girlfriend. During the trip, the man suddenly dies and Al, fearing he will be accused by the police, hides the body and continues his journey with the dead man's identity and money. Later a woman, Vera, discovers the truth and blackmails him, but Al - after accepting the extortion - tries to change things by getting involved in a number of paradoxical events that will turn the journey and his life into a Kafkaesque nightmare.
All actors – Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Esther Howard, Pat Gleason, Don Brodie, Roger Clark, Eddie Hall, Harry Strang
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  • “- Vera: Life's like a ball game. You gotta take a swing at whatever comes along before you find it's the ninth inning.
    - Al Roberts: You read that somewhere...”

    Ann Savage - Vera
    Tom Neal - Al Roberts
  • “The world is full of skeptics.”
    Tom Neal - Al Roberts
  • Money. You know what that is, the stuff you never have enough of. Little green things with George Washington's picture that men slave for, commit crimes for, die for. It's the stuff that has caused more trouble in the world than anything else we ever invented, simply because there's too little of it.”
    Tom Neal - Al Roberts
  • “That's life. Whichever way you turn, fate sticks out a foot to trip you.”
    Tom Neal - Al Roberts
    [Tag:fate, life]
  • “Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me for no good reason at all.”
    Tom Neal - Al Roberts