The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  28 May 1980 (France)
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A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Sacchi ...
Misty Rowe ...
Commodore Anastas
Mr. Zebra
Richard Bakalyan ...
Lt. Bumbera (as Dick Bakalyan)
Gregg Palmer ...
Sgt. Hacksaw
Jay Robinson ...
Wolf / Zinderneuf
Petey Cane
Teresa Anastas
Mr. Chevalier


A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of Bogart's most famous characters), hires a ditzy blonde secretary, and opens up a detective agency. His first case is one that would do Bogie proud... Written by Afterburner <>

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Release Date:

28 May 1980 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sam Marlow, Private Eye  »

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Did You Know?


The character of Commodore Anastas, played by Victor Buono in this movie, is meant to resemble Sydney Greenstreet. Greenstreet starred in five Humphrey Bogart movies. They were: The Maltese Falcon (1941); Across the Pacific (1942); Casablanca (1942); Passage to Marseille (1944) and Conflict (1945). See more »


[last lines]
Sam Marlow: Well, here's looking at you, kid.
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References The Killers (1946) See more »


Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played when Marlow first enters the Hollywood Bowl
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25 August 2000 | by (Beverly Hills) – See all my reviews

Sacchi is the best Bogart impersonator ever... dry and droll as Sam Marlowe. The music from award winning composer George Duning [From Here To Eternity, Picnic, The World of Suzie Wong], the cinematography of perfect locations [including the famous Ambassador Hotel] are all right on target as famous tv director Robert Day [Kojak, Streets of San Francisco, The Avengers] guides the most endearing group of well-known character actors through a spoof of every dark detective film every made. See this if you loved all the old serious flicks and have a sense of humor... this one is a hoot.

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