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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 »

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 ... 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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The face may be familiar. The mystery is brand new. 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

Private Investigator Sam Marlow (Robert Sacchi)'s credo was "I Don't Sleep". See more »

Goofs

(Around 25 minutes) when Elsa leans into the car to kiss Marlow her head is tilted to her left but in the next shot her head is upright. See more »

Quotes

Gena: You know, you never did tell me why you hit me at Petey Cane's club.
Sam Marlow: Oh, that? Simple. John Wayne slugged his pal Ward Bond in a pictured called "Hondo" for the same reason. If you want to confuse the enemy, hit a friend.
Gena: Interesting.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Son of Frankenstein (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Looking at You
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Sung by Armando Compean (as Armando Compeán) during the end credits
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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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