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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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Adrienne Fromsett
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Derace Kingsby
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Mildred Havelend
Dick Simmons ...
Chris Lavery
Morris Ankrum ...
Eugene Grayson
Lila Leeds ...
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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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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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14 April 1947 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Dama do Lago  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Audrey Totter's character uses the word "deducted" rather than the correct "deduced." See more »

Quotes

Adrienne Fromsett: [to Marlowe] I want to be your girl, that's what I want for Christmas.
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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Traditional Christmas song
Played during the opening credits
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At Least They Tried Something Different, But It Didn't Work
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first became very enthused about film noir, and began collecting about every tape I could find that was labeled such, this was included. Unfortunately, just because it had the words "film noir" printed on the VHS box didn't guarantee it was a good film. This is a prime example.

Lady Of The Lake, as you all know, was filmed differently, the camera being the "eyes" of Philip Marlow. We see exactly what he sees, meaning we never see him unless he's looking into a mirror. That may sound kind of cool, but it isn't. It wears think after a fairly short and then gets downright annoying.

Robert Montgomery and Audrey Tottter, the two stars of the movie, wear thin pretty quickly, too. There isn't much to recommend. I give them '4 stars out of 10' for trying something radically different.....but none for the results.


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