Harper is brought to Louisiana bayou country to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her hellion of a daughter. What is more, he finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants her property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared. Written by
Your favorite private eye is back in "The Drowning Pool"
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Did You Know?
On the set, Joanne Woodward
told the then seventeen-year-old Melanie Griffith
, who was playing her daughter, that she had three goals in life: Marry a movie star (Paul Newman
), have beautiful babies (she had three), and win an Oscar (which she did in 1958). Melanie said that she adopted those goals for herself by marrying a movie star (Antonio Banderas
), having beautiful babies (she also has three), but expressed frustration that she hasn't won an Oscar, even though she was nominated in 1989 for the Best Actress Academy Award for Working Girl
(1988). See more
When Harper comes up the last time, from trying to turn the water off in the hydrotherapy room, his head bumps one of the ceiling panels and it clearly moves, meaning their attempts at breaking the panel were bogus. See more
Never had anyone turn me down before.
There's a first time for everything.
[She slaps him, then he slaps her
Sorry about that.
No you're not.
That's right, I'm not.
Performed by Tommy McLain
and his Mule Train Band See more