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Writers:
John Paxton (screenplay)
Raymond Chandler (novel)
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Release Date:
22 February 1945 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Meet the NEW Dick Powell! See more »
Plot:
After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
"I Don't Know Which Side Anybody's On!" See more (111 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dick Powell ... Philip Marlowe

Claire Trevor ... Helen Grayle

Anne Shirley ... Ann Grayle

Otto Kruger ... Jules Amthor

Mike Mazurki ... Moose Malloy

Miles Mander ... Leuwen Grayle

Douglas Walton ... Lindsay Marriott

Donald Douglas ... Police Lieutenant Randall (as Don Douglas)

Ralf Harolde ... Dr. Sonderborg

Esther Howard ... Jessie Florian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ernie Adams ... Bartender at 'Florian's' (uncredited)

Bernice Ahi ... Dancer at the 'Cocoanut Beach Club' (uncredited)
George Anderson ... Detective (uncredited)

Edward Biby ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Dr. Sonderborg's Assistant (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Police Clerk (uncredited)

Ralph Dunn ... Detective (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Fred Graham ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Bill Hamilton ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Paul Hilton ... Boy Getting Laundry (uncredited)

John Indrisano ... Anthor's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Daun Kennedy ... Girl in Bar (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Paul Phillips ... Detective Nulty (uncredited)

Dewey Robinson ... New Boss at 'Florian's' (uncredited)
Shimen Ruskin ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Larry Wheat ... Grayle's Butler (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
 
Writing credits
John Paxton (screenplay)

Raymond Chandler (novel)

Produced by
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
Adrian Scott .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joseph Noriega 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Ohrenbach (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Dorfman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bailey Fesler .... recorded by
James G. Stewart .... rerecording
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Landon Arnett .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Douglas Travers .... montage
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Leslie Urbach .... dialogue director
Jimmy Evans .... stand-in (uncredited)
Hugh Lucky .... stand-in (uncredited)
Les Raymaster .... stand-in (uncredited)
Wanda Rickerts .... stand-in (uncredited)
Leslie Saville .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carol Sawyer .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jordan Shelley .... stand-in (uncredited)
Tim Wallace .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min | Germany:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 (2016) (TV) | Finland:K-16 (1968) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1950) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1998) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1996) | UK:PG (video rating: Murder My Sweet) (1986) (2007) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #10158) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lindsay Marriott's car (driven to the jewelry rendezvous by Marlowe) is an Isotta Franchini 8A Spinto variant. This expensive Italian make was typically sold as a chassis with the owner selecting a custom body by a selected coach builder. The car used here is highly unusual (a 4-place convertible, split windshield, the original right hand drive was retained and features parade doors). Although the year is unknown it is likely a 1932. It featured a straight 8-cylinder engine and 4-wheel brakes.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: At the end of the movie, when only Marlowe and Velma are in the living room, talking, and Marlowe is walking around the couch, when he is between the couch and fireplace, the large shadow of a boom mic appears over the fireplace. It starts at the upper left and goes to center left. This is easily visible even in non-letterbox viewings.See more »
Quotes:
Philip Marlowe:She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink, if she had to knock you down to get the bottle.See more »
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64 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
"I Don't Know Which Side Anybody's On!", 30 December 2001
Author: Michael Coy (michael.coy@virgin.net) from London, England

Private dick Phil Marlowe is hired by a "paltry, foppish man" to accompany him on a midnight assignation. What follows is a glorious piece of Chandleriana, a ganglion of a plot involving a jade necklace, a jailbird who carries a torch for a showgirl, a "big-league blonde" with a rich old husband and an eye for private eyes, and more narrative twists and turns than a Restoration comedy on acid.

Will Moose be reunited with Velma? Who's the brunette in the gulch? What is Anthor's precise relationship with Marriott? How many more times can Marlowe get slugged from behind without having his skull disintegrate?

Golden tenor Dick Powell may not be the obvious choice to play Marlowe, but in fact he turns in THE definitive performance. Chandler once defined the ideal hero in one of his essays as a special man, but at the same time a man of the people. Not amazingly bright, subject to bouts of confusion and wrong-headed wilfulness, but for all that a tough, decent, dry-humoured guy who just happens to be as sexy as hell. Powell delivers.

Watch out for a remarkable dream sequence after Marlowe is forcibly injected with heroin (yes, heroin). Expressionist cinema was never as evocative as here!

All in all, the film is an example of a genre captured at its apex - "like lighting a stick of dynamite, and telling it not to go off"!

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