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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:
Interesting oddity 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)
 
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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 The Unbeatable Bruce Lee (2001) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
LITTLE SISTERSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Interesting oddity, 8 May 2000

Following a typical Chandlerian plot involving lots of intrigue, sex, lies, booze, and violence, Garner makes a mildly charming, laid-back Marlowe, trading a fair share of witty one-liners with the policemen, toughs and many eager young women he encounters, as he tries to unravel a convoluted missing persons/blackmail/murder case. Gets an interesting edge from the sixties characters and attitudes (Marlowe's hairdresser neighbour providing light relief, the stoner hotel at the start) but staying very much in the world of sleazy hoods and wealthy stars associated with earlier Bogey takes on Chandler. Bruce Lee's performance as a toughie sent to threaten Marlowe with some spectacular chop-socky is a high-point but sadly brief, and Garner is no Bogey, and the director is no Howard Hawks. Good-ish stuff, but confused by too many personality-free characters (rather than by a complex web as in The Big Sleep), and lacking Bogart's ice-hard edge, Garner is a smooth, witty and fairly convincing Marlowe; likewise the film, fairly convincing, but no classic.

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