Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1983–1986)

TV Series   |    |  Action, Crime, Mystery

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Private detective Philip Marlowe solves many crimes in Los Angeles during the 1930s.

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14 May 2006 | chall-5
| Powers Boothe excellent as Marlowe
As other reviewers have noted, the HBO Marlowe series consists of two different sequences. Shows 1-5 have great music, and a fine supporting cast as well as some novel plots. "The King is Yellow" is perhaps the best. Boothe is an excellent Marlowe and the period cars and sets are top notch.

The second sequence, shows 6-11 lack the music and some of the production values present in the earlier episodes. Too bad. But the scripts and Boothe are still good.

All 11 shows are now out as a 3-DVD boxed set for $20-$30 bucks from Gold Hill Entertainment. Video quality on the first 5 is not up to snuff, but this set is still worth having just to see Powers Boothe as Marlowe.

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Plot Summary


Action | Crime | Mystery | Romance | Thriller


Release Date:

27 April 1986



Country of Origin

UK, Canada, USA

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