The camera shows Phillip Marlowe's view from the first-person in this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's book. The detective is hired to find a publisher's wife, who is supposed to have run off to Mexico. But the case soon becomes much more complicated as people are murdered. Written by
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Robert Montgomery's last MGM film. He had been under contract with the studio since 1929. See more »
When Phillip Marlowe hands to Miss Adrienne Fromsett the telegraph from El Paso, TX, it is handed to her both upside down and reversed! She seems to be reading the blank side of the telegraph, as you can see the title of the telegraph from the bottom side. See more »
Striking camera work letting the viewer see through the eyes of hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe(Robert Montgomery). This is an intriguing Raymond Chandler tale that has the "private dick" solving a murder while seeking a missing socialite. Montgomery directs himself and is primarily only seen in a scene looking in a mirror. Novelty of the camera work is clever and makes YOU part of the movie. Its pretty cool finding the clues. Very apt cast featuring Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Leon Ames and Jane Meadows. Fun to watch.
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