MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 21,449 this week

Chandler (1971)

GP  -  Drama | Crime  -  1 December 1971 (USA)
4.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.3/10 from 216 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 2116 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 25 May 2013
 
a list of 252 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Chandler" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chandler (1971)

Chandler (1971) on IMDb 4.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chandler.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tough Enough (1983)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Carlene Watkins, Stan Shaw
Barquero (1970)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Warren Oates, Forrest Tucker
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Sam Neill, Nevan Rowe, Ian Mune
Cockfighter (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Southern action drama film about cockfighting.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Stars: Gloria Grahame, Milton Selzer, Len Lesser
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An insane surgeon finds himself up to his armpits in eyeballs after guilt prompts him to begin removing the eyes of abducted people in hopes of performing transplants on his daughter who ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pataki
Stars: Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, Trish Stewart
The Statue (1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S... See full summary »

Director: Rod Amateau
Stars: David Niven, Virna Lisi, Robert Vaughn
Choke Canyon (1986)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A "cowboy"-scientist is fighting a corporation who wants to dump atomic waste on a piece of land he has leased.

Director: Charles Bail
Stars: Stephen Collins, Janet Julian, Bo Svenson
The Cobweb (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer
The Last Run (1971)
Certificate: GP Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A former getaway driver from Chicago (George C. Scott) has retired to a peaceful life in a Portuguese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Fleischer, John Huston
Stars: George C. Scott, Tony Musante, Trish Van Devere
Sky Heist (TV Movie 1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A husband and wife come up with a plan to steal $10 million in gold, using the hijacking of a police helicopter as a diversion.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Don Meredith, Joseph Campanella, Larry Wilcox
Island Claws (1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight.

Director: Hernan Cardenas
Stars: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Chandler
...
Katherine Creighton
...
Ross J. Carmady
...
Charles 'Chuck' Kincaid (as Mitchell Ryan)
...
John Melchior
...
Bernie Oakman
Richard Loo ...
Leo
...
Selma
...
Sal Sachese (scenes deleted)
Walter Burke ...
Zeno
Marianne McAndrew ...
Angel Carter
...
Smoke
Lal Baum ...
Waxwell
Charles Shull ...
Binder Ransin
...
Rudy, Bartender
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Chandler is a private eye. It's a hard way to make a living... and an easy way to die.

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 1971 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to "Uprising at MGM," a Time Magazine article of Dec. 27, 1971, director Paul Magwood and producer Michael Laughlin placed a black-bordered ad in the Hollywood Reporter apologizing for the movie, claiming that MGM studio chief James T. Aubrey had severely re-cut Chandler (1971) and added previously deleted scenes, in Aubrey's judgment, to simplify the plot. Aubrey also allegedly changed the film score from 1940s-type music to something more contemporary. The producer and director also claimed that Magwood was denied entry to the editing room while Aubrey revised the film. See more »

Goofs

Taxi sign over the yellow car Chandler is waiting is waiting in, just before the chase scene; is probably supposed to look like the T tipped over. But, it's set to high for that to be true. See more »

Quotes

Bernie Oakman: Chandler! You're alive! I got a job for ya!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Warren Oates: Across the Border (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"C-H-A-N-D-L-E-R...Chandler, as in Raymond."
15 August 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Former private eye-turned-security guard ditches his latest droning job and is immediately offered a chance to return to his previous profession. His assignment: to tail a mysterious French woman newly arrived in California...and apparently wanted by suit-and-tie racketeers. Unsuccessful attempt to update the film noir genre, without enough sting or wit (or involving plot dynamics) in the screenplay. Director and co-scenarist Paul Magwood (who later claimed the picture was edited without his involvement) doesn't give off the impression of having high regard for the '40s films his "Chandler" was borne from; his nostalgia is appropriately rumpled, but also bitter-tinged and somewhat indifferent. The handling is curiously, commendably low-keyed, and Warren Oates is well-cast as this '70s variant on the 'private dick' archetype, but the movie doesn't have any snap. Nice to see Leslie Caron and Gloria Grahame in the cast--though neither has much to do, and Caron's hot-and-cold running character is exasperating throughout. Vivid cinematography by Alan Stensvold, nice location shooting, but it fails to come to any kind of a boil. *1/2 from ****


23 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Frustratingly Hard to Find Rare Lead by an American Master fs3
Discuss Chandler (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?