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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27 April 1986 (USA)  »

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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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The Original Tough Guy Private Eye Returns
15 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Raymond Chandler practically invented the detective noir genre with his Philip Marlowe novels and stories. The trench coat. The fedora. The monotone first-person narration and the cynical outlook on life. They all started with Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe.

So it's only appropriate that several actors have brought Phillip Marlowe to life over the years, most notably James Garner and Humphrey Bogart.

It's hard not to keep Humphrey Bogart's portrayal in mind when watching a Philip Marlowe mystery, and most actors understandably pale by comparison. That said, Powers Boothe still does a worthy job. You must put all of the sleazy roles he's ever played out of your head. He perfectly portrays Philip Marlowe as a cynical private investigator with a tough exterior but a heart of gold.

Samuel Matlovsky's musical score is the icing on the cake. The background music, and especially the haunting theme tune, definitely enhance the 1930's gumshoe atmosphere.

I've only seen a few episode from the '86 series. These episodes of "Phillip Marlowe: Private Eye" are filled with clever twist and turns, exciting gun fights, and plenty of tough-talking wise guys. If nothing else, they will inspire you to seek out the writings of Raymond Chandler.


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