Marlowe finds himself in grave danger when he discovers that a popular young Hollywood actor he was hired to protect has been murder and the movie studio that the guy worked for wants to cover it up.
Did You Know?
Marlowe pulls up to Nurse Dalton/Helen Berwin's house. There's a large window to the right, a short stretch of wall in the middle and the door to the left. When he enters, there's solid wall on the interior where the window should be. There is a window about 25' from the door (much further than on the outside) but it's a higher, different style window on the inside, not the Craftsman style shown on the exterior. Also, when he knocks on the door, it's a flat (no panel) door. In the close-up after Marlowe knocks, showing Helen opening the door, it's a four-paneled door. See more
Hollywood is the kind of town where they stick a knife in your back and then have you arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
Usually it's so quiet in Beverly Hills you can hear the scratch of a fountain pen on a movie contract three mansions away.
Suddenly I felt like I was taking a trip down a sewer in a glass-bottom boat.