Harper is brought to Louisiana bayou country to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him. What is more, he finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a greedy oil baron, who wants her property. Poor Harper! Things are not as straight-forward as they initially appeared.
Your favorite private eye is back in "The Drowning Pool"
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Did You Know?
The film's source Ross Macdonald
1950 novel of the same name was set in Southern California but the setting was moved to New Orleans for this filmed version. See more
In the scene in the hydrotherapy room, there is a recessed panel in the wall with two access doors, on the side of the room closest to where Mavis (Gail Strickland) is lying. At the beginning of the scene, both doors to the recessed area are open, but for the rest of the scene, the right-hand door is closed, even though neither Mavis nor Harper (Paul Newman) are close enough to it to have closed it. See more
All that passion and light-fingered at the same time.
Killing Me Softly With His Song
By Norman Gimbel
and Charles Fox
Scored and conducted by Charles Fox See more