Devil in a Blue Dress
Director: Carl Franklin Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1995
Starring: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Beals, Maury Chaykin, Tom Sizemore
In an alternate universe, we’d be living in a world where DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS was a monster hit and a string of great films adapted from Walter Mosley’s novels followed… but it was not to be. Despite being one of the most exciting and stylish film of 1995, DEVIL did not click with audiences and any sequel plans were abandoned. Fortunately, however, we can still celebrate this gripping neo-noir period-piece from Carl Franklin. Set in post-WWII L.A., DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS features Washington as Easy Rawlins, an out of work veteran who basically stumbles into becoming a private detective when he is hired to help track down a missing woman.