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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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Audrey Totter ...
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Derace Kingsby
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Mildred Havelend
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Chris Lavery
Morris Ankrum ...
Eugene Grayson
Lila Leeds ...
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Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Grayson
Ellay Mort ...
Chrystal Kingsby
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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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detective | murder | magazine | lake | editor | See more »

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Another Sizzling Murder Mystery by RAYMOND CHANDLER! See more »


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14 April 1947 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Dama do Lago  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The entire movie plot unfolds from lead Robert Montgomery's point of view, thus creating a rarity in film: the principal character is only seen on-screen as a reflection in mirrors and windows, and as the narrator speaking directly to the audience. 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

Property Clerk: Name?
Philip Marlowe: Phillip Marlowe.
Lt. DeGarmot: You like our jail?
Philip Marlowe: Fine.
Lt. DeGarmot: When you came out of your blackout, you started slugging so I had to put you to sleep again.
Philip Marlowe: Fine.
Lt. DeGarmot: Did you sleep nice?
Philip Marlowe: Fine.
Lt. DeGarmot: Do you remember me at all?
Philip Marlowe: Fine.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung at the office Christmas party
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Interesting...very interesting.
25 December 2000 | by (VA, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on TMC on Christmas Eve 2000. I thought it was pretty interesting. The first first-person film I've ever seen. It really caught the first-person POV with which Chandler wrote the novel. I loved Marlowe, wise-cracking, one-liners ("Do you fall in love with all of your clients? Only the ones in skirts.") I thought the director handled the camera very well, with the mirrors to show the first-person perspective. I like it a lot. Great noir! Kept me riveted.


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