IMDb > Marlowe (1969)
Marlowe
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Marlowe (1969) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
6.4/10   1,890 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Raymond Chandler (novel)
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)
Contact:
View company contact information for Marlowe on IMDbPro.
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:
The Little Sister See more (41 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)

Directed by
Paul Bogart 
 
Writing credits
Raymond Chandler (novel "The Little Sister")

Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)

Produced by
Sidney Beckerman .... producer
Gabriel Katzka .... producer
James Garner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
96 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The source novel "The Little Sister" was the first book that Raymond Chandler wrote after having worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood for Paramount Pictures. Chandler's discomfort from his experience dealing with the Hollywood film industry was manifested in the book's storyline.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
LITTLE SISTERSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Little Sister, 4 December 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Now it's James Garner's turn to take on the role of Raymond Chandler's legendary private detective Philip Marlowe in an updated screen adaption of Chandler's novel, The Little Sister.

The original novel had the title character be the little sister of a film star who has come in from Manhattan, Kansas to look for their brother who's gone missing. To reflect the update the film star is now the star of a family situation comedy with an image that won't stand up to scandal, especially if it's learned that she's been intimately involved with a notorious mobster.

I have to say that this film was updated far better than Robert Mitchum's version of The Big Sleep, although it's not nearly as good as The original Big Sleep and Murder, My Sweet. Garner is appropriately cynical and appropriately noble in the right moments.

Carroll O'Connor and Kenneth Tobey are a pair of homicide cops who are naturally frustrated with Garner who seems to be blocking them from clearing up several murders after he's hired to find the missing brother. Actually as per usual he's just trying to keep them from reaching wrong conclusions.

Gayle Hunnicutt is the TV star and the little sister is Sharon Farrell and if the film were remade today you would be casting Jessica Simpson in Farrell's role. Rita Moreno is one fetching stripper who goes way back with Hunnicutt. She and Garner work well together and Garner had her on his Rockford Files TV series a few times as Rita Capkovic, a woman of middling virtue.

One thing I do have to criticize. Bruce Lee has a small role as the kung-fu bodyguard of gangster H.M. Wynant. Personally I cannot believe that Garner could have taken out Lee that easily, tricking him the way he did.

Though Marlowe is not a bad film, I don't think most viewers will like how Bruce Lee ended up.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (41 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Marlowe (1969)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Final Scene pschuette
Frankly, Garner should be the best Marlowe rpniew
drinking glass yogi502
Marlowe on DVD?? stepheng90
Need to know the connections (Possible spoilers) dvdmovie0
Myra Breckinridge in-joke? miriamwebster
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Out of the Past The Big Sleep Hustle Fear City Lady in the Lake
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Mystery section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.