Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.
This film did well at the box office, earning RKO a profit of $597,000 ($8.3M in 2017) according to studio records.
You know, I think you're nuts. You go barging around without a very clear idea of what you're doing. Everybody bats you down, smacks you over the head, fills you full of stuff... and you keep right on hitting between tackle and end. I don't think ...
When Marlowe is being confronted by Police Lieutenant Randall, the other detective is just sitting and watching their back and forth. The uncomfortable thing to watch is that other detective has his left hand inside his pants pocket and is moving it as if he is "playing" with himself. At one point he even gets a close-up and this action is more pronounced. Due to the Hays Code, this scene would have been edited out if they had noticed the character's action.
Exists in color-computerized version.