A disappointing adaptation of Raymond Chandler's Red Wind. The story is a little difficult to follow. It may be the direction or editing, I can't decide which. Danny Glover is cast in Humphrey Bogart's famous Phillip Marlowe role. He does alright, but I don't think a black man is right for the part considering how America's attitude towards African-Americans was back in the 1930's. Every white character would not be so respectful and treat him as an equal, which they do in the script. If the producers wanted Glover, I think they should've updated the time period to the 1990's. If you can ignore the fact that all of the people in this 1930's version of Los Angeles are extremely enlightened, then you may enjoy Danny Glover's turn as Phillip Marlowe. He definitely has the world weary part of the character down pat
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