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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Double Indemnity
Strangers on a Train
The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep Writer
The Long Goodbye


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  Marlowe (character) (announced)
 2003 Mazaný Filip (character)
 1987 Morning Patrol (excerpt)
 1978 The Big Sleep (novel)
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely (novel)
 1973 The Long Goodbye (novel "The Long Goodbye")
 1969 Marlowe (novel "The Little Sister")
 1951 Strangers on a Train (screen play)
 1947 The Brasher Doubloon (novel "The High Window")
 1947 Lady in the Lake (novel)
 1946 The Big Sleep (from the novel by)
 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: "Playback". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on writing] Don't ever write anything you don't like yourself and if you do like it, don't take anyone's advice about changing it. They just don't know. See more »


Chandler derogatorily referred to Veronica Lake as "Moronica.". See more »


Specialised in hard-boiled crime noir.

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