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Director:
Writers:
Raymond Chandler (novel)
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 October 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Welcome to Marlowe Country! See more »
Plot:
Quiet young Orfamay Quest from Kansas has hired private detective Philip Marlowe to find her brother... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Smooth take on classic Chandler. See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Garner ... Philip Marlowe

Gayle Hunnicutt ... Mavis Wald

Carroll O'Connor ... Lt. Christy French

Rita Moreno ... Dolores Gonzáles

Sharon Farrell ... Orfamay Quest

William Daniels ... Mr. Crowell

H.M. Wynant ... Sonny Steelgrave

Jackie Coogan ... Grant W. Hicks

Kenneth Tobey ... Sgt. Fred Beifus

Bruce Lee ... Winslow Wong
Christopher Cary ... Chuck
George Tyne ... Oliver Hady

Corinne Camacho ... Julie
Paul Stevens ... Dr. Vincent Lagardie
Roger Newman ... Orrin Quest
Read Morgan ... Gumpshaw
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emil Alegata ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mark Allen ... Doorman (uncredited)
Bert L. Bantle ... Pilot (uncredited)
Pat Barrington ... Belly Dancer (uncredited)
Anna Lee Carroll ... Mona (uncredited)
Dee Carroll ... Nurse (uncredited)
Isabel Colley ... Hotel Alvarado Receptionist (uncredited)
Tony Conkle ... Pilot (uncredited)
Carol Ann Daniels ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ted Derby ... Tiger Man (uncredited)
Angus Duncan ... TV Actor (uncredited)
Jack English ... Director (uncredited)
Nate Esformes ... Paleface (uncredited)
Warren Finnerty ... Manager (uncredited)

Greta Garbo ... Herself - in scene from 'Grand Hotel' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dee Gardner ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Buddy Garion ... Maitre d' (uncredited)

Hoke Howell ... Intern (uncredited)
Nicole Jaffe ... Lilly (uncredited)
Marlain Kallevig ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul Micale ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... Policeman (uncredited)
Bartlett Robinson ... Munsey (uncredited)
Chet Stratton ... Harold Munsey (uncredited)
Guy Way ... Strongarm Man (uncredited)
Lou Whitehill ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Mary Wilcox ... YMCA Clerk (uncredited)
Fay Wilkie ... Psychologist (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen ... Camera Store Clerk (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Bogart 
 
Writing credits
Raymond Chandler (novel "The Little Sister")

Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)

Produced by
Sidney Beckerman .... producer
Gabriel Katzka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Matz 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels 
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Addison Hehr 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
 
Costume Design by
Florence Hackett (uncredited)
James Taylor (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Phil Rhodes .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sergei Petschnikoff .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bud Grace .... assistant director
Michael Daves .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Virgil Beck .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
J. McMillan Johnson .... special visual effects
Carroll L. Shepphird .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Young .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Louis .... gowns and furs: Gayle Hunnicutt
 
Other crew
Bruce Lee .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Robert Sunderland .... location manager (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
96 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Sweden:15 | USA:PG | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Trivia:
The movie's title song, "Little Sister" was originally recorded by New York studio musicians but the producers were not happy with the vocal performance (rumored to be songwriter Norman Gimbel himself). They turned to executives at MGM Records who suggested that members from their newly signed star group, Orpheus, re-record the song. The producers agreed and the Orpheus version was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York. Only Orpheus lead singer, Bruce Arnold and backup singer, Jack McKenes were on the track since the music had been pre-recorded. However, future Orpheus member and legendary studio musician, Bernard Pretty Purdie, plays drums on the song's backing track.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Bruce Lee: In His Own Words (1998) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
LITTLE SISTERSee more »

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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Smooth take on classic Chandler., 25 October 2005
Author: vladmirthewoodsman from United States

Interesting variation on 'The Little Sister' by Raymond Chandler with '40's film noir replaced by a colorful and stylish '60's motif. The film does a good job of keeping certain Chandler elements in the forefront...the violent thugs, the irritable cops, and the classy woman in distress are all here, as is Marlowe, portrayed as a prototype Jim Rockford. Garner does a good job in the lead; his performance is really truer to the Marlowe character than Bogart managed in 'The Big Sleep' (but then that wasn't the point of 'The Big Sleep', now was it?). Supporting characters are, in some places, excellent, while lacking a bit in others. Carrol O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Bruce Lee (whose role was far too brief), and Sharon Farrell are either convincing or fun, but the female lead and the villainous but sympathetic killer are rather flat.

All in all, a movie I wouldn't mind owning.

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