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Marlowe (1969) was a Mystery - Crime Film directed by Paul Bogart and produced by Sidney Beckerman and Gabriel Katzka.

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Robert Mitchum as a Contemporary Marlowe in The Big Sleep

By Rick29 on Nov 4, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Robert Mitchum as Marlowe. The biggest knock against Michael Winner's 1978 adaptation of The Big Sleep was his decision to transplant the story to contemporary England. It was surely an odd choice, especially since Raymond Chandler's novels paint a rich, vibrant portrait of urban California life in... Read full article


James Garner Makes a Fine Marlowe

By Rick29 on May 4, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Garner as Chandler's detective. Having consumed the Philip Marlowe novels as a teenager, I'm typically hard on the film adaptations of Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled detective. The only one that truly captures Chandler's cynical protagonist and his unflattering portrait of L.A. is Murder, My Sweet.... Read full article


James Garner Makes a Fine Marlowe

By Rick29 on May 4, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Garner as Chandler's detective. Having consumed the Philip Marlowe novels as a teenager, I'm typically hard on the film adaptations of Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled detective. The only one that truly captures Chandler's cynical protagonist and his unflattering portrait of L.A. is Murder, My Sweet.... Read full article


Where?s Marlowe? (1998)

By John Grant on Nov 12, 2016 From Noirish

US / 99 minutes / color with some bw / Western Sandblast, H2O Paramount Dir: Daniel Pyne Pr: Clayton Townsend Scr: John Mankiewicz, Daniel Pyne Cine: Greg Gardiner Cast: Miguel Ferrer, Mos Def, John Livingston, Allison Dean, John Slattery, Elizabeth Schofield, Barbara Howard, Clayton Rohner, Miguel ... Read full article


Dick Powell takes on Philip Marlowe

By Aurora on Nov 14, 2013 From Once Upon a Screen

Dick Powell was a huge success as a musical/comedy star in the 1930s. ?But by the 1940s?many considered him little more than an aging matin?e idol, a perception he was sick of and intended on changing. [observation, 1936] “I’m not a kid anymore but I’m still playing boy scouts.R... Read full article


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Quotes from

Philip Marlowe: [after a goon has just ripped up his jacket] Does your mother know what you do for a living?


Dolores Gonzáles: [responding, mid-striptease, to Philip Marlowe's question] The streets are paved with forgotten husbands!


Philip Marlowe: You know where I can find Mavis?
Dolores Gonzáles: Mavis?
Philip Marlowe: She's not over at her place.
Dolores Gonzáles: Why should I turn you over to her?
Philip Marlowe: Because underneath the pasties is a size 40 heart.
[Dolores rolls her eyes]
Philip Marlowe: I thought you liked Mavis.
Dolores Gonzáles: I do like her, but why should she get all of the goodies?


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Facts about

This is one of only two movies that Bruce Lee did where he speaks with his own natural voice. The other is Enter the Dragon. This is also the only film in which Lee played a villain.
The movie's title song, "Little Sister" was originally recorded by New York studio musicians but the producers were not happy with the vocal performance (rumored to be songwriter Norman Gimbel himself). They turned to executives at MGM Records who suggested that members from their newly signed star group, Orpheus, re-record the song. The producers agreed and the Orpheus version was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York. Only Orpheus lead singer, Bruce Arnold and backup singer, Jack McKenes were on the track since the music had been pre-recorded. However, future Orpheus member and legendary studio musician, Bernard Pretty Purdie, plays drums on the song's backing track.
This was the last film broadcast for WABC-TV's (New York) afternoon slot, "The 4:30 Movie", on 26 November 1981.
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