Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

R 29 Sep 1995 • Crime, Drama, Mystery • 1h 42m

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.

Carl Franklin
Walter Mosley, Carl Franklin
Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals

Language: English
Awards: 3 wins & 13 nominations
Country: United States
Metacritic Score: 78
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Box Office Total: $16,140,822


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