The Black Dahlia is loosely based on an actual
murder in the 1940's that involved a family of socialites.
Masterfully directed by Brian De Palma, Black Dahlia stars Josh
Hartnett as Bucky Bleichert who has been partnered with Lee
Blanchard to investigate the murder of a young woman who is brutally
As Bucky investigates the murder of Elizabeth
Short, he soon becomes romantically involved in a key suspect that
leads him to a path of corruption and deceit with the world of high
society and the police force.
Based on the novel by
James Ellroy, this tale has a great cast of talented actors but in
the long run, it seems like something is missing from the story...
whether it was the script or the story itself, Black Dahlia just
misses the mark. Needless to say, it's still an entertaining watch
that will have you glued to the small screen.