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FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

James Garner
as Philip Marlowe
Gayle Hunnicutt
as Mavis Wald
Carroll O'Connor
as Lt. Christy French
Rita Moreno
as Dolores Gonzales
Sharon Farrell
as Orfamay Quest
William Daniels
as Mr. Crowell
Jackie Coogan
as Grant W. Hicks
Kenneth Tobey
as Sgt. Fred Beifus
Bruce Lee
as Winslow Wong
Christopher Cary
as Chuck
George Tyne
as Oliver Hardy
Corinne Camacho
as Julie
Roger Newman
as Orin Quest
Warren Finnerty
as Haven Clausen
Nate Esformes
as Paleface
Lou Whitehill
as Assistant Director
Read Morgan
as Gumpshaw
Bartlett Robinson
as Munsey
Chet Stratton
as Harold Munsey
Hoke Howell
as Intern
Jason Wingreen
as Clerk
Dee Carroll
as Nurse
Tom Monroe
as Policeman
Nicole Jaffe
as Lilly
Buddy Garion
as Maitre d'
Angus Duncan
as TV Actor
Lou Whitehill
as Assistant Director
Jason Wingreen
as Clerk
Nicole Jaffe
as Lilly
Nate Esformes
as Paleface
Read Morgan
as Gumpshaw
Tom Monroe
as Policeman
Buddy Garion
as Maitre d'
Dee Carroll
as Nurse
Hoke Howell
as Intern
Chet Stratton
as Harold Munsey
Bartlett Robinson
as Munsey

Crew

Paul Bogart
Director
Gabriel Katzka
Producer
Sidney Beckerman
Producer
Raymond Chandler
Book Author
Stirling Silliphant
Screenwriter
William H. Daniels
Cinematographer
Peter Matz
Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Matz
Composer (Music Score)
Gene Ruggiero
Editor
Addison Hehr
Art Director
George W. Davis
Art Director
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Hugh Hunt
Set Designer
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
Florence Hackett
Costume Designer
Virgil Beck
Special Effects
Bruce Lee
Stunts
William J. Tuttle
Makeup
Philip Rhodes
Makeup
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