Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
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In 1940s, sympathetic African American L.A. shamus Philip Marlowe helps a dame in trouble whose lovers are offing each other over a possibly fake pearl necklace. He must also deal with a racist cop that's investigating the murders.

Director:

Agnieszka Holland

Writers:

Raymond Chandler (based on a story by), Alan Trustman (teleplay)
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Episode cast overview:
Danny Glover ... Philip Marlowe
Kelly Lynch ... Lola
Dan Hedaya ... Detective Copernik
Ron Rifkin ... Frank Barsaly
Miguel Sandoval ... Detective Ybarra
Nicholas Sadler ... Al
Ralph Ahn Ralph Ahn ... Jeweler
Bennet Guillory ... Waldo
Tyrin Turner ... Bartender
Valeria Golino ... Eugenie Kolchenko
Miguel Ferrer ... Prologue Narrator
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In 1940s, sympathetic African American L.A. shamus Philip Marlowe helps a dame in trouble whose lovers are offing each other over a possibly fake pearl necklace. He must also deal with a racist cop that's investigating the murders.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in The Spirit (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Written by Jerome Kern (as Kern), Oscar Hammerstein II (as Hammerstein)
Performed by Clifford Brown
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Mixed emotions
28 March 2017 | by XhcnoirXSee all my reviews

Danny Glover plays Philip Marlowe, who is sipping a beer in a cafe when someone walks in asking a bout a lady, and promptly gets shot by another guy in the cafe. Glover finds the lady, Kelly Lynch, across the street. When she saves his life from the killer, he decides to help her out, as she claims she's caught up in a blackmail scheme involving her cheating husband Ron Rifkin.

Based on a short story by Raymond Chandler, Danny Glover feels miscast as the iconic PI Marlowe. He does his best by nearly whispering in a husky voice all the time, but he's more tired than world-weary. The same thing goes for Kelly Lynch, who is far too demure and bland in her portrayal. On the flip-side, Dan Hedaya does a nice job as a mean-spirited and racist detective, who has a Latino partner who despises him, Miguel Sandoval, who also does well. The episode has a nice look to it, very dusty and windy (because of the Santa Ana, the 'red wind'), with an appropriate muted reddish color grading. It's not a great episode, but upon second viewing, I enjoyed it a bit more.


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