In Los Angeles in 1947, a police detective tries to solve the shocking and grisly murder of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, whose nude body was dumped in a lot after being bisected with surgical precision. The detective interviews people who knew Short, who was called "The Black Dahlia" because of the black outfits she wore.
Before he could hunt her killer, he had to learn who "The Black Dahlia" was - hard chick or easy mark...home girl or party girl!
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Donna Mills plays an aspiring actress named Susan Winters, who is based on Ann Toth (although Toth was more friendly with Short)... Peter Jason plays club owner Miles Harmonder, based on Mark Hanson (who was Jason's polar opposite: overweight and unattractive)... Brooke Adams plays Diane Fowler, a young sympathetic theater worker who takes Elizabeth Short to her mother's home in San Diego (only here it's Santa Barbara), and is based on Dorothy French; Linden Chiles plays Dr. Wallace Coppin, based on Red Manly, who was a salesman, not a doctor (which was possibly added to make him look like a suspect given how Short was killed, as if done by a surgeon)... See more
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Sgt. Harry Hansen
[standing over the mutilated corpse
Lady - what the hell could you do to make ANYBODY that mad?
Version of True Confessions