Not Rated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Philip Marlowe's habit of feeling his earlobe while in deep thought was something Humphrey Bogart incorporated from his own behavior.
You're not very tall, are you?
Philip Marlowe: Well, I, uh, I tried to be.
When Mr. White asked Marlowe, "You're willing to lose your license for the case?" Marlowe responds by looking directly at him, but when Mr. White asked him another question, the camera immediately cuts to Marlowe looking the other way (as if he never looked at Mr. White in the first time).
During the opening credits, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall are seen in silhouette, placing cigarettes in an ashtray. At the end, two cigarettes are in an ashtray.
Because of the differences in the scene where Bogart brings the drugged sister back to the mansion, a subsequent scene where Bacall appears at Bogart's office had some dialogue overdubbed to account for the fact that, in the new version, Bacall met Bogie at the door as he was returning her sister.
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