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David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)
Raymond Chandler (novel)
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Release Date:
8 August 1975 (USA) See more »
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 !
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 »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
Hollywood Producer Kastner Dies
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My favorite adaption of Raymond Chandler See more (71 total) »


  (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)
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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Additional Details

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95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Robert Mitchum's interpretation and characterization of Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe detective character was much older and world-weary than the earlier cinematic incarnations of the Marlowe private eye.See more »
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 »
Philip Marlowe:[of several unidentified thugs' bodies] I'll bet you five dollars you can't find a state they're not wanted in.See more »
Movie Connections:
I've Heard That Song BeforeSee more »


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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
My favorite adaption of Raymond Chandler, 16 July 2001
Author: Frank Hankey from Jersey City, NJ, USA

This is an extremely underrated film. It has a deliciousness, shot in whiskey tones. Mitchum's voice-over, with all the wry Chandler-esque tired wisdom, strikes a great balance of period, humor and self-awareness. Charlotte Rampling lives up to the sad, irresistible breathtaking beauty that you try to imagine reading some of Chandler's books. There was another Mitchum-Marlowe (The Big Sleep), and he was certainly born to play this role, but it missed the taste. Not so with this one. It's positively redolent. Great mystery story and lots of fun.

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