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Lady in the Lake (1947)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery  |  14 April 1947 (Sweden)
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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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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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M*G*M presents a Revolutionary motion picture; the most amazing since Talkies began! YOU and ROBERT MONTGOMERY solve a murder mystery together! See more »


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A Dama do Lago  »

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Trivia

Robert Montgomery's last MGM film. He had been under contract with the studio since 1929. See more »

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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 »

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[Opening lines]
Philip Marlowe: My name is Marlowe, Philip Marlowe. Occupation: private detective. You know, somebody says, "Follow that guy", so I follow him. Somebody says, "Find that female", so I find her. And what do I get out of it? $10 a day and expenses. And if you think that buys a lot of fancy groceries these days, you're crazy.
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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Hardly a classic, but great fun nonetheless.
29 March 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

If you want a great, serious Philip Marlowe mystery, go check out "The Big Sleep." If you're in a lighter mood, however, this one is well worth watching. The POV is cute and leads to some decent effects, but it's also tremendously goofy sometimes. The dialogue really sells it though. The lessons I learned from this movie were 1) Only men can handle guns. 2) Having four thumbs is bad. 3) Never, ever tell anyone the time. 4) If you try hard enough, you can drink whiskey through your eyes. I'm sure there are hundreds more gnomic sayings, easily applicable to daily life, scattered through it!

Seriously, though, it was a lot of fun to watch, mostly because of the problems with it, and I'd highly recommend it.


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