Blue Dahlia, The (1946): George Marshall’s Film Noir, Starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake

Expertly directed by George Marshall, The Blue Dahlia, was based on the first original screenplay by author Raymon Chandler, who won an Oscar nomination for his work.

This quintessential film noir marks the third pairing of stars Alan Ladd and Vernoica Lake.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Screenplay (Original): Raymond Chandler
Oscar Awards: None
Oscar Context
The winners of the Original Screenplay Oscar were Muriel Box and Sydney Box for “The Seventh Veil” in a race that included Ben Hecht for “Notorious,” Norman Panama and Melvin Frank for “The Road to Utopia,” and Jacques Prevert for “Children of Paradise.”
Chandler was previously nominated for co-writing with Billy Wilder the screenplay for “Double Indemnity.”