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The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 ... Himself
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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He's cool under pressure and sophisticated between the sheets [Video] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Gena, played by Michelle Phillips in this movie, is meant to resemble Gene Tierney, and the large portrait in Marlow's office mimics that featured in Laura (1944), starring Tierney as the title character. Humphrey Bogart and Tierney starred together in The Left Hand of God (1955). 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

Gena: I'm prepared to offer you $500.
Sam Marlow: I'm prepared to accept it.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Sundown (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man with Bogart's Face
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Sung by Armando Compean (as Armando Compeán) during the opening credits
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Got to me - the first 10 minutes
15 January 2001 | by rosco1947See all my reviews

Almost missed it. While visiting friends in Philadelphia sometime in the early 1980`s, I was channel surfing after everyone else went to bed. It wasn`t just Bogart he was obsessed with; but rather the entire era of those old flicks those of my age know so well. Add to that a plot liken to The Maltese Falcon - where so many different characters were interacting with Sacchi - and you have a piece of art as far as I`m concerned. About ten years later it appeared on TV and I taped it. >


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