James Garner
Director: Paul Bogart Cast: James Garner
James Garner
, Gayle Hunnicutt
Gayle Hunnicutt
, Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
Paul Bogart

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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James Garner is so good as Raymond Chandler's philosophical gumshoe Philip Marlowe that you forget he's totally wrong for the part. Based on Chandler's The Little Sister, Marlowe involves the detective's efforts to locate the missing brother of Orfamay Quest (Sharon Farrell). He follows the clues to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Since both men soon find themselves on the wrong end of an ice pick, Marlowe deduces that there's more to this caper than a mere missing-person case. The plot thickens as more "dramatis personae" are added to the intrigues, including TV star Gayle Hunnicutt, Hunnicutt's gangster boyfriend H.M. Wynant and stripper Rita Moreno. A pre-stardom Bruce Lee shows up as a karate-happy thug who lays waste to Marlowe's office shortly before suffering a spectacular demise. It is preferable to view Marlowe in videocassette or theatrical form; the commercial TV print cuts so much out that viewers are left with virtually nothing but protection leader and a few close-ups of James Garner.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2011
UPC: 0883316331224
Original Release: 1969
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 15,008

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Garner Philip Marlowe
Gayle Hunnicutt Mavis Wald
Carroll O'Connor Lt. Christy French
Rita Moreno Dolores Gonzales
Sharon Farrell Orfamay Quest
William Daniels Mr. Crowell
H.M. Wynant Sonny Steelgrave
Jackie Coogan Grant W. Hicks
Kenneth Tobey Sgt. Fred Beifus
Bruce Lee Winslow Wong
Christopher Cary Chuck
George Tyne Oliver Hardy
Corinne Comacho Julie
Paul Stevens Dr. Vincent Lagardie
Roger Newman Orin Quest
Warren Finnerty Haven Clausen
Mark Allen Attendant
Anna Lee Carroll Mona
Dee Carroll Nurse
Carol Ann Daniels Actor
Angus Duncan TV Actor
Jack English Director
Nate Esformes Paleface
Buddy Garion Maitre d'
Hoke Howell Intern
Nicole Jaffe Lilly
Paul Micale Waiter
Tom Monroe Policeman
Read Morgan Gumpshaw
Bartlett Robinson Munsey
Sonny Steelgrave H.M. Wynant
Chet Stratton Harold Munsey
Lou Whitehill Assistant Director
Mary Wilcox YWCA Clerk
Jason Wingreen Clerk

Technical Credits
Paul Bogart Director
Virgil Beck Special Effects
Sidney Beckerman Producer
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
George W. Davis Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Florence Hackett Costumes/Costume Designer
Addison Hehr Art Director
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
J. McMillan Jhonson Special Effects
Gabriel Katzka Producer
Bruce Lee Stunts
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Matz Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Philip Rhodes Makeup
Gene Ruggiero Editor
Stirling Silliphant Screenwriter
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Raymond Chandler Source Author

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