Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama
Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.
Frank Sinatra was the first choice for the title role of Lew Archer (Lew Harper) which went in the end to Paul Newman.
Well, what's *your* big deficiency?
Lew Harper: I have none - I'm a bloody saint.
Miranda Sampson: Yeah, what about that woman last night at the restaurant?
Lew Harper: What could be more saintly? Just feeding booze to an alcoholic to get information... all part of the job.
After Harper (played by a stuntman) dives through the shed window he runs between some dilapidated ship vent stacks. As the stuntman moves behind the stack, you can see Harper's (Newman) head sticking out on the other side and the stuntman's hind side out the other. The size of the combined Harper at that point is probably 10+ feet tall.
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