The camera shows Phillip Marlowe's view from the first-person in this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's book. The detective is hired to find a publisher's wife, who is supposed to have run off to Mexico. But the case soon becomes much more complicated as people are murdered.Written by
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Lloyd Nolan was almost blinded when the glass splinters from bullet shell that smashed the window hit him in the face. See more »
When Marlowe approaches the telegram on the table in Adrienne's apartment, there is a cut and the telegram becomes less folded and more flattened on the table before he picks it up. See more »
[Talking to the audience]
I was tired of being pushed around for nickels and dimes so I decided I'd write about murder. It's safer and besides, they tell me the profits are good.
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SPOILER! In the opening credits Crystal Kingsby is written as being played by Ellay Mort, the phonetic spelling for 'elle est morte', French for 'she is dead' See more »
Striking camera work letting the viewer see through the eyes of hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe(Robert Montgomery). This is an intriguing Raymond Chandler tale that has the "private dick" solving a murder while seeking a missing socialite. Montgomery directs himself and is primarily only seen in a scene looking in a mirror. Novelty of the camera work is clever and makes YOU part of the movie. Its pretty cool finding the clues. Very apt cast featuring Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Leon Ames and Jane Meadows. Fun to watch.
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