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The Simple Art of Philip Marlowe 

Nigel Williams travels to California to explain the career of Raymond Chandler, the creator of the greatest hard-boiled detective, Philip Marlowe and his relationship with another famous ... See full summary »

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Nigel Williams ... Himself - Presenter
Ranger Rodriguez ... Herself - Park Ranger
... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
... Himself - Interviewer (voice) (archive footage)
Michael Gilbert ... Himself - Crime Writer
Tom Hiney ... Himself - Biographer
... Himself - Author: Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles
Patrick Armstrong ... Himself - Santa Monica Police Officer (as Sgt. Patrick Armstrong)
David Fechneimer ... Himself - Private Detective
Josephine Marshall ... Herself - Daughter, Dashiell Hammett
Don Herron ... Himself - Author: The Dashiell Hammett Tour
William P. Arney ... Himself - Dashiell Hammett Society
... Reader (voice)
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Nigel Williams travels to California to explain the career of Raymond Chandler, the creator of the greatest hard-boiled detective, Philip Marlowe and his relationship with another famous detective fiction author, Dashiell Hammett and his creation, Sam Spade Written by David Bassler

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30 May 1999 (UK)  »

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Nigel Williams - Presenter: Dulwich College, South London - an old established English public school. Not the sort of place you'd associate with crime, although I can imagine a rather English sort of murder happening here... "The Case of the Poisoned Rugby Ball", perhaps, but it does boast a pupil who created the most famous hard-boiled private detective of them all. This week we investigate the strange case of Raymond Chandler, a man whose fictional hero works a territory over five thousand miles west of ...
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