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Overall B-

Drifter Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is prepared to rest his wandering feet after he lays eyes on Cora (Lana Turner), the wife of a man (Cecil Kellaway) who has offered him employment. But the sultry blonde takes advantage of the lustful man's attraction and soon has him talked into helping her murder her husband.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Why is The Postman Always Rings Twice rated Not Rated?

Official MPAA Rating: The Postman Always Rings Twice is rated Not Rated for

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Violence: A couple attempts to electrocute a man. Characters plot and carry out a murder. A woman contemplates suicide. A man is hit over the head with a liquor bottle. Lawyers threaten and bully clients. A man blackmails and threatens others. Characters fight resulting in a bloody facial injury. Some weapons are used. A character is killed in an automobile accident. A character faces the death chamber. The body of a dead cat is seen.

Sexual Content: A man becomes involved with another man’s wife. Several scenes of passionate kissing are seen. A woman wears a swimsuit at the beach. While explicit sexual depictions are not shown, the script includes frequent, subtle sexual innuendo. A "Man Wanted" sign plays on Cora’s sexual desires.

Language: A crude term for a policeman is used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink, often to the point of drunkenness. Numerous characters also smoke. While driving under the influence of alcohol, a man nearly causes a traffic accident.