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Road House (1948) Ida Lupino Cornel Wilde

Road House (1948) Ida Lupino Cornel Wilde

Road House is a 1948 American film noir drama film directed by Jean Negulesco, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. The picture features Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm and Richard Widmark.

The drama tells the story of Lily Stevens (Lupino) who takes a job as a singer at a roadhouse—complete with a bowling alley. When Lily rebuffs the owner Jefty (Widmark) in favor of his boyhood friend Pete Morgan (Wilde), problems begin. They only get worse when Jefty is rejected after proposing to Lily, causing Jefty to go on a murderous rage.


Ida Lupino as Lily Stevens
Cornel Wilde as Pete Morgan
Celeste Holm as Susie Smith
Richard Widmark as Jefferson T. ‘Jefty’ Robbins
O.Z. Whitehead as Arthur
Robert Karnes as Mike
George Beranger as Lefty
Ian MacDonald as Police Captain
Grandon Rhodes as Judge