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This crime drama is based on the Joan Didion novel of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall as brothers, one a priest and the other a police detective, who become entangled in a scandalous murder case in 1940s Los Angeles. Both the book and the film are loosely based on the real-life and infamous Black Dahlia murder investigation. The 1981 film version of the story was directed by Ulu Grosbard, and its screenplay was written by John Gregory Dunne, the husband of Didion. The film opened to generally positive reviews but was only moderately successful financially.