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Marlowe (1969)

M  -  Mystery | Crime | Drama  -  31 October 1969 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Mavis Wald
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Lt. Christy French
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Dolores Gonzáles
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Orfamay Quest
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Mr. Crowell
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Sonny Steelgrave
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Grant W. Hicks
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Winslow Wong
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Oliver Hady
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Dr. Vincent Lagardie
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Marlowe is the Best Private Eye in the Business. Just Ask the People He Does Business With See more »

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Mystery | Crime | Drama

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31 October 1969 (USA)  »

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Phillip Marlowe (James Garner)'s fee was $100 a day plus expenses. See more »

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[first lines]
Philip Marlowe: How do I get in to see the manager?
[the man he's talking to points him in the right direction]
Philip Marlowe: Thank you.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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LITTLE SISTER
Words by Norman Gimbel
Music by Peter Matz
Sung by Bruce Arnold of Orpheus
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Fun movie
25 February 2002 | by (canton, ohio) – See all my reviews

Vintage Garner, solid sleuth story with sophisticated plot twists! Somewhat in the same cut as Paul Newman's "Harper", but bearing Garner's unique brand of sardonic humor: Sort of a modern Bret Maverick and a soon-to-be Jimmy Rockford!

Good late 60's detective romp through West Coast life, interweaving the societal trends of that time period (Hippie, straight, boozer, "sleazer", etc.) Bruce Lee is a welcome interlude, especially in his scene at Marlowe's office.

However, Rita Moreno is the real treat in this one: probably her best dramatic performance! One wishes she had been cast in more roles like this one to let the public see her for the multi-dimensional actress that she was.

One last "shout out" to Peter Matz for his super soundtrack which added the appropriate audio flavorings to the respective scene changes, while keeping the atmospheric late 60's mood in full swing.


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