Philip Marlowe: Season 1, Episode 23

Murder Is a Grave Affair (8 Mar. 1960)

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Lydia
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Mr. Mitchell
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Marian
Dale Ishimoto ...
Sammy
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Dean Harens ...
Hank
Maxine Cooper ...
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Robert Williams ...
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Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe
1 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young woman, Lydia Mitchell, bursts into Marian Gilbert's home and tells her that her husband and she love each other. Marian coolly and calmly tells her that she won't stand in the way if her husband wants a divorce. Later Lydia happily phones the husband, a movie director, and tells him the good news. Big surprise - he is very angry and tells her he has no intention of marrying her. Later that day, Lydia's friend Artie, finds her dead from an apparent accident or suicide because the pilot light from the gas radiator went out. Lydia's father goes to see Marlowe asking him to investigate and insists Lydia wouldn't have killed herself. Marlowe agrees to look into it. He first interviews Artie who tells him that Lydia had a gash on the back of her head and that the husband, Larry Gilbert, killed her. Marlowe goes to see Lt. Manny Harris who poohpahs the idea that it's murder. Then Larry Gilbert ends up dead and Harris then agrees to exhume Lydia's body - but the body has disappeared from the coffin. When Marlowe interviews the wife, she says to him "I don't think you approve of me Mr. Marlowe." He replies "Don't let it worry you, I don't approve of myself." It's a good, well paced episode with some good dialog but at only 30 minutes (less if you take into account commercials), it abruptly ends with the murderer rather casually confessing. Phil Carey is very good as Marlowe although the scar on his face is a bit hokey. The knock out performance is that by Betsy Jones-Moreland as the cool, bemused Marian Gilbert. As far as I have been able to find, this is the only generally available episode of this series. A shame really, as it was quite entertaining.


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