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Lady in the Lake ()


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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

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Phillip Marlowe
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Adrienne Fromsett
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Lt. DeGarmot
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Capt. Kane
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Derace Kingsby
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Mildred Havelend
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Chris Lavery
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Eugene Grayson
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Mrs. Grayson
Ellay Mort ...
Chrystal Kingsby
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Ed, the Coroner (uncredited)
Charles Bradstreet ...
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David Cavendish ...
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Wheaton Chambers ...
Property Clerk (uncredited)
Roger Cole ...
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Jack Davis ...
Policeman (uncredited)
John Webb Dillion ...
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Sergeant (uncredited)
Budd Fine ...
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Policeman (uncredited)
Nina Garson ...
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Sherry Hall ...
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Jailer (uncredited)
Ann Lawrence ...
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Sandra Morgan ...
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Thomas Murray ...
Policeman (uncredited)
William Newell ...
Drunk (uncredited)
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William O'Leary ...
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Floyd Greer (uncredited)
William McKeever Riley ...
Buster, Young Party Guest (uncredited)
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Elevator Girl (uncredited)
Fred Santley ...
Charlie, Party Guest (uncredited)
Fred Sherman ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Florence Stephens ...
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George Travell ...
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Laura Treadwell ...
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Kay Wiley ...
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Detective (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Montgomery

Written by

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Steve Fisher ... (screenplay)
 
Raymond Chandler ... (novel)

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George Haight ... producer

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David Snell
Maurice Goldman ... (uncredited)

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Paul Vogel ... director of photography (as Paul C. Vogel)

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Gene Ruggiero

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E. Preston Ames ... (as Preston Ames)
Cedric Gibbons

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Edwin B. Willis

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Jack Dawn ... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff ... hair designer: Miss Totter

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Robert E. Barnes ... unit manager (uncredited)

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Dolph Zimmer ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Thomas Theuerkauf ... associate set decorator

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director

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A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects

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J. Harper ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Irene ... costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Maurice Goldman ... choral director
Wally Heglin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Rudolph G. Kopp ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

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Robert Spencer ... stand-in: Robert Montgomery (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 Ken Yousten

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Taglines DIFFERENT...DRAMATIC...DARING! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • La dame du lac (France)
  • Die Dame im See (Germany)
  • La dama del lago (Spain)
  • Ледi в озерi (Ukraine)
  • La dame du lac (Belgium, French title)
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  • 105 min
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Budget $1,026,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The entire movie plot unfolds from lead Robert Montgomery's point of view, thus creating a rarity in film: the principal character is only seen on-screen as a reflection in mirrors and windows, and as the narrator speaking directly to the audience. See more »
Goofs In the scene where Adrienne is taking care of Marlowe after the car crash, she hands him a mirror so he can see his injuries. As he is putting the mirror down, you can clearly see the face of a stage hand in the mirror. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Best of Film Noir (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Jingle Bells See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits are shown on what appear to be holiday cards, as someone flips through the collection. See more »
Quotes Adrienne: Do you fall in love with all of your clients?
Marlowe: Only the ones in skirts.
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