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Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

An American novelist, writer of crime fiction featuring the private detective Philip Marlowe, Raymond (Thornton) Chandler was born in Chicago of an American father and an Anglo-Irish mother. He moved to England when his parents divorced. He attended Dulwich College and studied languages in France and Germany before returning to England in 1907 and... See full bio »

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 2014 The Long Goodbye (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel by) (completed)
 2007 Marlowe (TV Movie) (characters)
 2003 Smart Philip (character)
 1998 Poodle Springs (TV Movie) (book)
 1996 Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Movie) (screenplay "Stranger on a Train") / (teleplay)
 1993-1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Red Wind (1995) ... (story)
- I'll Be Waiting (1993) ... (story)
 1987 Morning Patrol (excerpt)
  Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV Series) (novels - 10 episodes, 1983 - 1986) (story - 1 episode, 1986)
- Red Wind (1986) ... (novels)
- Trouble Is My Business (1986) ... (novels)
- Guns at Cyrano's (1986) ... (novels)
- Pickup on Noon Street (1986) ... (novels)
- Spanish Blood (1986) ... (novels)
 1982 Ich werde warten (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 The Big Sleep (novel)
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely (novel)
 1973 Double Indemnity (TV Movie) (1944 screenplay)
 1973 The Long Goodbye (novel "The Long Goodbye")
 1969 Marlowe (novel "The Little Sister")
 1961 Storyboard (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- I'll Be Waiting (1961) ... (story)
  Philip Marlowe (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (character - 24 episodes, 1959 - 1960)
- You Kill Me (1960) ... (character)
- Last Call for Murder (1960) ... (character)
- Murder Is Dead Wrong (1960) ... (character)
- Murder Is a Grave Affair (1960) ... (creator)
- Murder by the Book (1960) ... (character)
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- One False Step (1958) ... (screenplay)
 1957 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pacto Sinistro (1957)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Tower Room 14-A (1957) ... (story)
  Climax! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1954) (novel - 1 episode, 1954)
- The White Carnation (1954) ... (story)
- The Long Goodbye (1954) ... (novel)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode)
- Double Indemnity (1954) ... (previous screenplay)
 1951-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The King in Yellow (1953) ... (story)
- The King in Yellow (1951) ... (story)
 1951 Strangers on a Train (screen play)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pearls Are a Nuisance (1951) ... (story)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Big Sleep (1950) ... (novel)
 1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Little Sister (1949) ... (story)
 1947 The Brasher Doubloon (novel "The High Window")
 1947 Lady in the Lake (novel)
 1946 The Big Sleep (novel "The Big Sleep")
 1946 The Blue Dahlia (written by)
 1945 The Unseen
 1944 Murder, My Sweet (novel)
 1944 And Now Tomorrow (screen play)
 1944 Double Indemnity (screenplay)
 1942 Time to Kill (novel "The High Window")
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over (novel "Farewell, My Lovely")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Pearls Are a Nuisance" (filmed as Nash Airflyte Theatre: Pearls Are a Nuisance (1951)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid . . . He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a ... See more »

Trivia:

He appears in a brief cameo in Double Indemnity (1944). Late in the film he can be seen seated in a chair outside Edward G. Robinson's mezzanine office as Fred MacMurray leaves. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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