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The King in Yellow 

King Leopardi was a big celebrity and an even bigger ladykiller, but when he winds up dead in a singer's boudoir all the evidence points to her. Marlowe is hired to find the real killers ... See full summary »

Director:

Bryan Forbes

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Powers Boothe ... Philip Marlowe
Billy Kearns Billy Kearns ... Lt. Magee (as William Kearns)
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Annie Riordan
Lise Hilboldt Lise Hilboldt ... Dolores Chiozza
Michael Billington ... King Leopardi
John Alderson John Alderson ... Gaff Talley
Marc Smith ... George Millar
Nancy Wood Nancy Wood ... Kitty Delorme
James O'Connell James O'Connell ... Jake
Peter Frye Peter Frye ... Jumbo Walters
Sandra Dickinson Sandra Dickinson ... Blossom
Joel Cutrara Joel Cutrara ... Disc jockey
Susannah Fellows Susannah Fellows ... Agatha
Michael Ross Michael Ross ... Barman
Jim Dunk Jim Dunk ... Det. Baker
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Storyline

King Leopardi was a big celebrity and an even bigger ladykiller, but when he winds up dead in a singer's boudoir all the evidence points to her. Marlowe is hired to find the real killers before his client is thrown in the slammer. The trail becomes dangerous as more bodies drop the closer he gets to the truth. Can he solve the mystery before the next one is his? Written by Left_back

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1983 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Royal Apartments building that Marlowe goes to to see Kitty Delorme is the same building used in the feature length Philip Marlowe story, The Long Goodbye with Elliot Guild playing Marlowe, this is confirmed by the unique elevator entrance and walkway to the apartments from the elevator. Kitty Delorme's apartment is Marlowe's apartment in The Long Goodbye. See more »

Goofs

When George Millar crashes his car over the cliff at the climax of the episode, you can see that it is basically a chassis and a hollow shell superstructure as it flips and rolls down the embankment. There isn't even an engine. See more »

Quotes

[a phone conversation between Marlowe and Magee]
Lt. Victor "Violet" Magee: [picks up the phone] Magee.
Philip Marlowe: What do you know about a guy named King Leopardi?
Lt. Victor "Violet" Magee: Never heard of him. Who is he?
Philip Marlowe: Top-line horn blower out of Chicago. Last night, he hits town, and already there's somebody around who thinks Leopardi shouldn't be.
Lt. Victor "Violet" Magee: What's that got to do with me?
Philip Marlowe: Well, I thought you might check him out for me with the Windy City, any connection with the mob, dope, the usual list.
Lt. Victor "Violet" Magee: You got a lot of nerve, Marlowe. What do you think I'm ...
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