Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1983–1986)

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During the 1930s Los Angeles private detective Philip Marlowe relies on his wits,instinct,gun and whiskey to solve many of the city's worst crime cases.

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1986 | 1983
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 Philip Marlowe (11 episodes, 1983-1986)
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During the 1930s Los Angeles private detective Philip Marlowe relies on his wits,instinct,gun and whiskey to solve many of the city's worst crime cases.

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Philip Marlowe: Hollywood's the kind of town where they stick a knife in your back and then have you arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
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Referenced in Goodnight Sweetheart: In the Mood (1993) See more »

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Marlowe
5 October 2006 | by (Liverpool, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember watching the first season of this when it came out and absolutely adored it. Powers Boothe's portrayal was just right. It was around the same time that Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes first aired, so we were spoilt for quality detective drama. If I recall correctly, it was part financed by London Weekend Television (part of the ITV network at the time) and shown on ITV in prime time. I recall them announcing that, even though the show was popular, they would not be making any more after the initial five due to it being so expensive. Nearly every item in the show was a genuine period piece, with very little being reproduced. This, and the fact that it was shot in the UK, made it extremely costly. The second series was never shown properly in the UK. Odd episodes would turn up in the early hours of the morning and, although the production values were not as good, the shows were still enjoyable. Hopefully someone will produce a restored version of the shows on DVD (previous comments claim that the quality is not too good). I also think it's time for Marlowe to appear again. James Caan's version in "Poodle Springs" didn't quite work as I thought he was a little too old for the role. Ideally, Marlowe should be in his late thirties/early forties: young enough to take (or throw) a punch, but old enough to have "been around the block" a few times. Ten years ago, Harrison Ford would have been ideal, but now I'm not sure. Any ideas .... ?


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