A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.
Chandler is a private eye. It's a hard way to make a living... and an easy way to die.
Did You Know?
Some scenes of the film were shot in Leslie Caron's home, in LA. See more
When Carmady shoots the man in the parking structure a loud report can be heard from inside the car; yet when Kincaid shows up, and Carmady hands him the gun it has a suppressor on the barrel of a revolver. Which anyone knows does not suppress the blast. See more
What are you?
I'm a relic.
I can see that.
I got tired. Thought I'd go up to San Quentin, and strap myself into an electric chair.
Except at San Quentin, it's the gas chamber...
Nothing ever works out.