• Publication date: February 17, 2010

Devil in a Blue Dress Devil in a Blue Dress

It is 1948 in Los Angeles and Ezikeal "Easy" Rawlins, an African-American World ...

It is 1948 in Los Angeles and Ezikeal "Easy" Rawlins, an African-American World War II veteran, is looking for work after loosing his job at an aircraft plant at a time when good-paying jobs are hard to come by for black men. 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, Daphane Monet, happens to be the fiancée of a wealthy "blue blood," Todd Carter, who is currently the favorite in the city's mayoralty race. Daphane 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 and after a passionate affair with Daphne's friend, Coretta James, leads to her murder, Easy enlists the help of his friend Mouse, who seems to know just a bit too well how to handle a gun. Devil In A Blue Dress Won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award and two National Society of Film Critics Awards and is rated R for violence, sexuality and language.