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Lady in the Lake
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Director:
Writers:
Steve Fisher (screenplay)
Raymond Chandler (novel)
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Release Date:
14 April 1947 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
DIFFERENT...DRAMATIC...DARING! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Original and Unique Film-Noir See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Montgomery ... Phillip Marlowe
Audrey Totter ... Adrienne Fromsett

Lloyd Nolan ... Lt. DeGarmot
Tom Tully ... Capt. Kane

Leon Ames ... Derace Kingsby

Jayne Meadows ... Mildred Havelend
Dick Simmons ... Chris Lavery
Morris Ankrum ... Eugene Grayson
Lila Leeds ... Receptionist
William Roberts ... Artist
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Grayson
Ellay Mort ... Chrystal Kingsby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Ed, the Coroner (uncredited)
Charles Bradstreet ... Party Guest (uncredited)
David Cavendish ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Property Clerk (uncredited)
Roger Cole ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Davis ... Policeman (uncredited)
John Webb Dillon ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Budd Fine ... Policeman (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... Policeman (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Cy Kendall ... Jailer (uncredited)
Ann Lawrence ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Policeman (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sandra Morgan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Thomas Murray ... Policeman (uncredited)
William Newell ... Drunk (uncredited)
James Nolan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William O'Leary ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Floyd Greer (uncredited)
William McKeever Riley ... Buster, Young Party Guest (uncredited)

Ellen Ross ... Elevator Girl (uncredited)
Nina Ross ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Fred Santley ... Charlie, Party Guest (uncredited)
Fred Sherman ... Reporter (uncredited)
Florence Stephens ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Travell ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kay Wiley ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Montgomery 
 
Writing credits
Steve Fisher (screenplay)

Raymond Chandler (novel)

Produced by
George Haight .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Snell 
Maurice Goldman (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel (director of photography) (as Paul C. Vogel)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair designer: Miss Totter
 
Production Management
Robert E. Barnes .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Thomas Theuerkauf .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
J. Harper .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice Goldman .... choral director
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Spencer .... stand-in: Robert Montgomery (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:AL (2005) (DVD) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #11803)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Robert Montgomery's last MGM film. He had been under contract with the studio since 1929.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Lt. DeGarmot:[to Marlowe] So you're a story writer too, hmm? The detective business must be on the skids. What are you trying to do, elevate yourself?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
For He's a Jolly Good FellowSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Original and Unique Film-Noir, 26 December 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In New York, the cynical private detective Phillip Marlowe (Robert Montgomery) is summoned by the editor of the Kingsby Publications Adrienne Fromsett (Audrey Totter) that seems to be interested in a book he has written. Fromsett convinces her boss Derace Kingsby (Leon Ames) to pay a little fortune for Marlowe's book since she wants to hire Marlowe to find the missing wife of her boss named Chrystal. Fromsett is a gold-digger and expects the divorce of Kingsley to catch him.

Marlowe follows the only lead he has and visits the crook Chris Lavery (Dick Simmons) at home in Bay City. However Lavery hits him and simulates that Marlowe was DUI. He is arrested by the brutal Lieutenat DeGarmot (Lloyd Nolan), but on the next morning he is released from the jail by Captain Kane (Tom Tully). On the Christmas Eve, Marlowe goes to Kingsley's house by the lake to seek out his wife but he finds that she is still missing and a woman named Mildred Havelend (Jayne Meadows) has died in the lake. Marlowe visits Lavery again and meets his landlord, Mrs. Falbrook; then he finds Lavery murdered in the bathtub. Now Marlowe suspects of Chrystal, Fromsett and Kingsby. Who might be the killer?

"Lady in the Lake" is an original and unique film-noir. The camera is actually the eyes of the lead character, Phillip Marlowe, in an experimental and revolutionary style. The viewer occasionally sees Marlowe, usually when he looks at a mirror. Therefore, the camera work is magnificent, and sometimes it is difficult to guess where it is located. For example, when Marlowe is driving, where might be the camera positioned? In addition, "Lady in the Lake" is a movie without soundtrack. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Dama do Lago" ("The Lady of the Lake")

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