Quiet young Orfamay Quest from Kansas has hired private detective Philip Marlowe to find her brother. After two leads turn up with ice picks stuck in them, he discovers blackmail photos concerning TV star Mavis Wald. She rejects Marlowe's help, and this is forcibly underlined by her gangster boyfriend. So, wonders Marlowe, is there a link between Orfamay and Mavis? Written by
Jeremy Perkins <email@example.com>
Marlowe is the Best Private Eye in the Business. Just Ask the People He Does Business With
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Did You Know?
In the nightclub scene, Marlowe (James Garner
) takes a sip of wine and smirking, judges it "impertinent. . .even baroque." These were the exact words that a character in Gore Vidal
's Myra Breckinridge (published a year earlier) had used to describe Garner's butt in an excerpt from an obtuse film journal that appeared in the novel. Obviously, an inside joke and from Garner's smarmy delivery of what was otherwise a pointless remark, he was very much in on the gag. See more
When Marlowe is incapacitated by Dr. Lagardie with the psychotropic laced cigarette while surmising about the blackmail scheme, it is hard to imagine Dr. Lagardie, being in close proximity, not being affected by the drug (unless he was immune to its effects). See more
How do I get in to see the manager?
[the man he's talking to points him in the right direction
Words by Norman Gimbel
Music by Peter Matz
Sung by Bruce Arnold of Orpheus See more