By Marc Beauchamp In Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1945 movie Detour, hailed as a classic “noir” picture, the protagonist Al Roberts (Tom Neal) is hitchhiking cross-country to LA to meet his fiancee when somewhere in Arizona he makes a fateful decision to accept a lift from a man driving a flashy convertible. Within days, Roberts is…
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