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Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)


An American novelist, writer of crime fiction featuring the private detective Philip Marlowe, Raymond (Thornton) Chandler was born in Chicago of an American father and an Anglo-Irish mother. He moved to England when his parents divorced. He attended Dulwich College and studied languages in France and Germany before returning to England in 1907 and... See full bio »

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(1944)
(1944)
The Big Sleep Writer
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  Marlowe (character) (announced)
 2014 The Long Goodbye (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novel by - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... (based on the novel by - unauthorized adaptation)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (based on the novel by - unauthorized adaptation)
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... (based on the novel by - unauthorized adaptation)
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... (based on the novel by - unauthorized adaptation)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (based on the novel by - unauthorized adaptation)
 2007 Marlowe (TV Movie) (characters)
 2003 Mazaný Filip (character)
 1998 Poodle Springs (TV Movie) (book)
 1996 Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Movie) (screenplay "Stranger on a Train") / (teleplay)
  Fallen Angels (TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode, 1995) (based on a short story by - 1 episode, 1993)
- Red Wind (1995) ... (based on a story by)
- I'll Be Waiting (1993) ... (based on a short story by)
 1987 Morning Patrol (excerpt)
  Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV Series) (novels - 10 episodes, 1983 - 1986) (story - 1 episode, 1986)
- Red Wind (1986) ... (novels)
- Trouble Is My Business (1986) ... (novels)
- Guns at Cyrano's (1986) ... (novels)
- Pickup on Noon Street (1986) ... (novels)
- Spanish Blood (1986) ... (novels)
 1982 Ich werde warten (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 Aspetterò (TV Movie) (based on a short story by)
 1978 The Big Sleep (novel)
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely (novel)
 1973 Double Indemnity (TV Movie) (1944 screenplay)
 1973 The Long Goodbye (novel "The Long Goodbye")
 1969 Marlowe (novel "The Little Sister")
 1961 Storyboard (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- I'll Be Waiting (1961) ... (short story)
  Philip Marlowe (TV Series) (character - 24 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (creator - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960)
- You Kill Me (1960) ... (character)
- Last Call for Murder (1960) ... (character)
- Murder Is Dead Wrong (1960) ... (character)
- Murder Is a Grave Affair (1960) ... (creator)
- Murder by the Book (1960) ... (character)
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (from a screenplay by - 1 episode)
- One False Step (1958) ... (from a screenplay by)
 1957 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pacto Sinistro (1957)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Tower Room 14-A (1957) ... (story)
  Climax! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1954) (novel - 1 episode, 1954)
- The White Carnation (1954) ... (story)
- The Long Goodbye (1954) ... (novel)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode)
- Double Indemnity (1954) ... (previous screenplay)
 1951-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The King in Yellow (1953) ... (story)
- The King in Yellow (1951) ... (story)
 1951 Strangers on a Train (screen play)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pearls Are a Nuisance (1951) ... (story)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Big Sleep (1950) ... (novel)
 1949 Repertory Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Little Sister (1949) ... (story)
 1947 The Brasher Doubloon (novel "The High Window")
 1946 Lady in the Lake (novel)
 1946 The Big Sleep (short story "Killer in the Rain")
 1946 The Blue Dahlia (written by)
 1945 The Unseen
 1944 Murder, My Sweet (novel)
 1944 And Now Tomorrow (screen play)
 1944 Double Indemnity (screenplay)
 1942 Time to Kill (novel "The High Window")
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over (novel "Farewell, My Lovely")
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Other Works:

Book: "Selected Letters" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Ernest Hemingway] He never wrote but one story. All the rest is the same thing in different pants - or without different pants. And his eternal preoccupation with what goes on between the sheets becomes rather nauseating in the end. One reaches a time of life when limericks written on the walls of comfort stations are not just obscene, they are horribly dull. This man has only one subject and... See more »

Trivia:

His final completed novel, "Playback" was originally written as a screenplay for Universal Studios. After paying him for it, Universal passed on shooting it, so Chandler converted it to a novel. See more »

Trademark:

Specialised in hard-boiled crime noir.

Star Sign:

Leo

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