Re: RARA-AVIS: Helen Nielson's DETOUR

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 11 Jan 2000

On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, Colonell wrote:

> > Is Nielsen's DETOUR the book that the Edgar G. Ulmer movie's based on? If
> Hi, I just joined the list serv this week and I have a copy of Helen
> Nielsen's DETOUR. I have not yet read the book but from the
> plot description on the back cover there seems to be some similarities to
> the movie DETOUR --guy hitchhiking, gets picked up by a wealthy man,
> wealthy man dies -- as in
> the film. But from there it seems to diverge into another story completely

As far as I can tell, Ulmer's film doesn't have any literal background.


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