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The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

In contemporary Hollywood, private investigator Sam Marlow gets plastic surgery to look like Humphrey Bogart and solves various cases just like Bogart's silver-screen detective characters from the 1940s.

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Andrew J. Fenady (novel), Andrew J. Fenady (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Sacchi ... Sam Marlow
Franco Nero ... Hakim
Michelle Phillips ... Gena
Olivia Hussey ... Elsa
Misty Rowe ... Duchess
Victor Buono ... Commodore Anastas
Herbert Lom ... Mr. Zebra
Sybil Danning ... Cynthia
Richard Bakalyan ... Lt. Bumbera (as Dick Bakalyan)
Gregg Palmer ... Sgt. Hacksaw
Jay Robinson ... Wolf / Zinderneuf
George Raft ... Petey Cane
Yvonne De Carlo ... Teresa Anastas
Mike Mazurki ... Self
Henry Wilcoxon ... Mr. Chevalier
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Storyline

A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of Bogart's most famous characters), hires a ditzy blonde secretary, and opens up a detective agency. His first case is one that would do Bogie proud... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Taglines:

You'll die laughing at . . . and be astounded by . . . The Man with Bogart's Face. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Herbert Lom, who plays Mr. Zebra, actually starred in a movie which featured Humphrey Bogart, which was The Love Lottery (1954). Bogart appeared uncredited in a cameo as himself, while Lom played a character called Amico. See more »

Goofs

(Around 88 minutes) Marlow is talking about pin-up girls but he refers to one as Rita Haywood instead of Rita Hayworth. See more »

Quotes

Sam Marlow: Dana Andrews was swell in "Laura," but what if Bogart had played Lt. MacPherson? Yeah, Bogart... smoking a cigarette and looking up at that portrait, thinking Laura was dead, but still in love with her. What a love scene. And neither of them naked!
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited 10 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

References Body and Soul (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played when Marlow first enters the Hollywood Bowl
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25 August 2000 | by trlrtraxSee all my reviews

Sacchi is the best Bogart impersonator ever... dry and droll as Sam Marlowe. The music from award winning composer George Duning [From Here To Eternity, Picnic, The World of Suzie Wong], the cinematography of perfect locations [including the famous Ambassador Hotel] are all right on target as famous tv director Robert Day [Kojak, Streets of San Francisco, The Avengers] guides the most endearing group of well-known character actors through a spoof of every dark detective film every made. See this if you loved all the old serious flicks and have a sense of humor... this one is a hoot.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam Marlow, Private Eye See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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