Desire, Fate and Murder: The Postman Always Rings Twice Eighty Years On

Jack Delaney
Dec 14, 2017 · 8 min read
James M. Cain, who published the book at 42-years-old.
Frank (John Garfield) and Cora (Lana Turner) in the 1946 film adaptation
Moments before Frank murders Nick (Cecil Kellaway). Interestingly, in the film adaptation, Frank misses his chance at hitting him with the bottle the first time.
Frank (Jack Nicholson) and Cora (Jessica Lange) in the 1981 adaptation portray the desire, passion and violence of the relationship.


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I write about technology, culture and the arts. Lover of John Fante, black coffee and la langue française. jackndelaney@gmail.com

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