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
He's cool under pressure and sophisticated between the sheets [Video]
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The movie's MacGuffin was a priceless group of stones called "The Eyes of Alexander", its latter name being derived from a statue of Alexander the Great. See more
Does anyone ever tell you you look like - ?
A detective? Yeah.
Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played when Marlow first enters the Hollywood Bowl See more