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Lady in the Lake (1947)

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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

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Eugene Grayson
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Storyline

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 Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Another Sizzling Murder Mystery by RAYMOND CHANDLER! See more »


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14 April 1947 (Sweden)  »

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A Dama do Lago  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 9, 1948 with Robert Montgomery and Audrey Totter reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

During the office party scene, the group sings "Jingle Bells" but the key shifts suddenly in the middle of the song, probably due to two takes being joined together. See more »

Quotes

Philip Marlowe: Where does Chris Lavery live?
Adrienne Fromsett: Bay City.
Philip Marlowe: Address?
Adrienne Fromsett: 676 Altair Street. The edge of the canyon.
Philip Marlowe: And you hope he throws me into it.
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Teacher, a gimmick ate my movie!
10 October 2005 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

The first-person perspective could be viewed as a brave experiment or a case-study of why nobody EVER makes movies this way. Three points:

1) In a movie, we like to see the main character reacting.

2) Actors look self-conscious when endlessly talking to a camera.

3) The lack of edits makes many scenes tedious.

Still, you can admire how hard all this was to stage and shoot, in a age when cameras weighed a ton, made too much noise and nobody owned a Steadicam. Reminds me of the kind of crazy gimmicks Hitchcock sometimes tried but Hitch would have never let the train go this far off the tracks.


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