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Director:
Writers:
Raymond Chandler (novel)
Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 October 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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Plot:
Quiet young Orfamay Quest from Kansas has hired private detective Philip Marlowe to find her brother... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Entertaining reincarnation of a classic character See more (37 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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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:
Part of a 1970s revival cycle of film noir and hard-boiled detective movies which included Gumshoe (1971), Chinatown (1974), and The Black Bird (1975). Five Chandler filmed adaptations were made around this period including this cinema movie.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:
Features Grand Hotel (1932/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
LITTLE SISTERSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining reincarnation of a classic character, 19 September 1999
Author: BillFenner1967 from Venice, Italy

This is a well-done updating of the classic Raymond Chandler character Philip Marlowe, made famous in the film noirs of the 1940s. James Garner stars, in a pre-Rockford Files style, as Marlowe and carries the usual charm and wit for which he's so well known. A standout performance is from Sharon Farrell as the tortured sister. Following on from such films as "The Detective", "Lady in Cement" and "Madigan", this is another fine example of the late 60s example of the lone anti-hero who dwells in a world of corruption and violence. Well-written and acted, and quite funny at times.

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