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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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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This is Marlowe
21 October 2005 | by (Calgary AB Canada) – See all my reviews

Philip Carey, James Garner, Bogart and probably more have essayed the role of Raymond Chandler's iconic private investigator but only two have worn the role like a double breasted suit with a .38 in the armpit: Gerald Mohr on radio and Powers Booth in this HBO masterpiece. Cleaving close to the Chandler stories and with exquisite period touches in set design, automobiles and even 1930s fixtures,lamps and streetlights, furniture and wallpaper this is a treat. Perfect? No. Compulsive nitpickers might find the occasional small flaw but seldom has any series been so carefully set in time. So fine writing and great sets but most of all Powers Booth. Oozing "Weltschmertz" Booth never steps across the line to parody or overacting. Like Mohr on radio, Powers Booth is Philip Marlowe. There may never be a better.


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