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Director:
Writers:
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)
Raymond Chandler (novel)
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Release Date:
8 August 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
I need another drink ... I need a lot of life insurance ... I need a vacation ... and all I've got is a coat, a hat, and a gun !
Plot:
Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
Hollywood Producer Kastner Dies
 (From WENN. 2 July 2010, 12:26 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Chandler Without the CODE See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Philip Marlowe

Charlotte Rampling ... Helen Grayle

John Ireland ... Det. Lt. Nulty

Sylvia Miles ... Jessie Halstead Florian

Anthony Zerbe ... Laird Brunette

Harry Dean Stanton ... Det. Billy Rolfe

Jack O'Halloran ... Moose Malloy

Joe Spinell ... Nick

Sylvester Stallone ... Jonnie
Kate Murtagh ... Frances Amthor

John O'Leary ... Lindsay Marriott
Walter McGinn ... Tommy Ray
Burton Gilliam ... Cowboy
Jim Thompson ... Judge Baxter Wilson Grayle
Jimmy Archer ... Georgie (as Jimmie Archer)
Ted Gehring ... Roy
Logan Ramsey ... Commissioner
Margie Hall ... Woman
Jack Bernardi ... Louis Levine
Bennett Ohta ... Patron in Pool Hall (as Ben Ohta)

Jerry Fujikawa ... Fence
Richard Kennedy ... 1st Detective
John O'Neil ... 2nd Detective (as John O'Neill)

Mark Allen ... 3rd Detective
Andrew Harris ... Mulatto Child
Napoleon Whiting ... Hotel Clerk
John Eames ... Butler
Cheryl Smith ... Doris (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Stu Gilliam ... Man #1
Roosevelt Pratt ... Man #2
Dino Washington ... Bouncer
Harry Caesar ... Bartender
Bill Gentry ... Hood
Cory B. Shiozaki ... Waiter
Noelle North ... Girl
Wally K. Berns ... Father (as Wally Berns)
Lola Mason ... Mother

Joan Shawlee ... Woman in Ballroom

Eddra Gale ... Singer (as Edra Gale)
Karen Gaston ... Prostitute
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

William 'Billy' Benedict ... (uncredited)
Elliot Carpenter ... Ghetto Bar Piano Player (uncredited)
Olivia Enke ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Su Ling ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Susan Stewart ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by
Dick Richards 
 
Writing credits
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)

Raymond Chandler (novel)

Produced by
Jerry Bick .... executive producer
Jerry Bruckheimer .... producer
Elliott Kastner .... executive producer
George Pappas .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Shire 
 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
Walter Thompson 
 
Casting by
Louis DiGiaimo  (as Louis Di Giaimo)
 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Nelson  (as Bob Nelson)
 
Makeup Department
Judith A. Cory .... hair dresser (as Judy Alexander)
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tim Zinnemann .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry J. Lange Jr. .... assistant director (as Henry Lange Jr.)
David Sosna .... assistant director (as David O. Sosna)
Tim Zinnemann .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Barry Bedig .... property master
Eugene Acker .... painter (uncredited)
Gene Anderson .... assistant props (uncredited)
Nick F. Caprarelli .... swing gang (uncredited)
Robert W. Dutton .... swing gang (uncredited)
Ron Greenwood .... props (uncredited)
Johnny Lattanzio .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
James F. Orendorff .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas L. Roysden .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Overton .... sound mixer
Bill Phillips .... sound effects
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Portman)
Dennis Jones .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary R. Dodd .... key grip (as Gary Dodd)
Chuy Elizondo .... first assistant camera
Earl Gilbert .... gaffer
Chris Schwiebert .... camera operator
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Fillis .... electrician (uncredited)
Bud Heller .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Cecil Lupton .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Patrick Marshall .... electrician (uncredited)
Bernie Schwartz .... dolly grip (uncredited)
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Berke Jordan .... wardrobe: women (as Sandra Berke)
G. Tony Scarano .... wardrobe: men (as Tony Scarano)
Silvio Scarano .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ralph James Hall .... music editor
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone soloist
Chuck Domanico .... musician: acoustic bass (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ronnie Lang .... musician: alto sax solos (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
David Shire .... conductor (uncredited)
David Shire .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music engineer (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ronnie Baker .... driver captain
John Brumby .... picture car (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barry Bernardi .... production assistant
Exa Durham .... secretary to producer
Marc Epstein .... assistant to producer
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
John Franco .... script supervisor (as Johnny Franco)
Stanley Mark .... executive accountant
Barbara Persons .... auditor
Nanette Siegert .... production secretary
Rolly Harper .... caterer (uncredited)
Sydney Levine .... secretary to director (uncredited)
Jerry Pam .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Robert Mitchum was widely considered too old and too paunchy to play Philip Marlowe.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the boat captain, Marlowe, and Malloy are negotiating about the boat rental fee, the captain's cigarette suddenly disappears between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Mother:[Philip Marlowe is escorting a fifteen year-old runaway girl from a dance hall to her parents' waiting limousine] Do you realize we had to give up a marvelous dinner party and drive all the way down here from Carmel to pick you up?
Philip Marlowe:Look, can't you settle that on the way home? Right now there's the small matter of twenty five dollars plus five dollars in expense money.
Mother:Pay the man, Charles. And give him a tip.
Philip Marlowe:I don't accept tips for finding kids. Pets, yes. Five dollars for dogs and cats; ten dollars for elephants...
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Morning Patrol (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
I've Heard That Song BeforeSee more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Chandler Without the CODE, 10 August 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

When Dick Powell did his version of this Raymond Chandler classic Philip Marlowe story, he and RKO were laboring under the handicap of the motion picture code. Certain things like prostitution and homosexuality were simply not talked about in those times. Still with the changes that had to be made in the plot a really great version was done and it changed the career of Dick Powell forever.

Now back in those days, Robert Mitchum was getting started and would soon be doing many a noir film for RKO himself. In getting him for this version under the original title of Farewell My Lovely the producers certainly got themselves someone with whom the Philip Marlowe character fit like a glove.

Even with color, this version is remarkably evocative of the Forties style noir film. Charlotte Rampling steps nicely into the well trod path of people like Lauren Bacall and Lizabeth Scott.

For those who don't know the barebones of the story, Philip Marlowe is hired to find Velma Valento by her old gangster boy friend, a giant of a man named Moose Malloy who just finished doing a stretch in prison. Later on a man named Lindsay Marriott hires him to as a bodyguard and he's killed. The two cases are related and the how and why is what moves the plot.

John Ireland another forties veteran of many a noir film plays police lieutenant Nulty and my favorite in the film is Sylvia Miles who is the luckless dipsomaniacal Mrs. Florian.

I do marvel when I see this film at how well the spirit of the forties was captured in this film. Turn off the color on your set and its just like watching a great noir flick from that decade.

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