Climax!: Season 1, Episode 1

The Long Goodbye (7 Oct. 1954)

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Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.


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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tristram Coffin ...
The Body (as Tristam Coffin)
Tom Drake ...
William Lundigan ...
Himself - Host
Horace McMahon ...
Mendy Mendez


Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

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7 October 1954 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the episode where actor Tristram Coffin, thinking his scene is over after being killed, gets up and walks off not realizing he is still in plain view. See more »


A murdered character (played by Tristam Coffin covered with a blanket) crawled off-stage on all fours in view of the live TV camera. See more »


Remade as The Long Goodbye (1973) See more »

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