Marlowe (1969)

When quiet, Midwesterner Orfamy Quest hires Marlowe to find her brother, what should be a simple case for the detective quickly becomes a dangerous game of cat and mouse.


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Marlowe (1969)
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (14)
  • Talented cast (11)
  • Broad appeal (7)
  • Emotionally engaging (6)
  • Original story (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (11)
  • Adult viewers (10)
  • Perfect gift (5)
  • Younger viewers (5)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (15), Avid moviegoer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MARLOWE SHADOWS INTO THE LATE 1960S.....

THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF RAYMOND CHANDLER'S PHILLIP MARLOWE IN 20 YEARS, FOLLOWING THE BRASHER DOUBLOON STARRING GEORGE MONTGOMERY - NOT COUNTING THE ORIGINAL MARLOWE, DICK POWELL IN A CLIMAX TV VERSION OF THE LONG...Read complete review

THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF RAYMOND CHANDLER'S PHILLIP MARLOWE IN 20 YEARS, FOLLOWING THE BRASHER DOUBLOON STARRING GEORGE MONTGOMERY - NOT COUNTING THE ORIGINAL MARLOWE, DICK POWELL IN A CLIMAX TV VERSION OF THE LONG GOODBYE IN THE 1950S ON CBS, MARLOWE IS A SUPERB ADAPTATION OF THE LITTLE SISTER, WITH JAMES GARNER - FIVE YEARS BEFORE THE ROCKFORD FILES, COMMANDING THE LEAD. INTRUIGUING DIRECTION BY PAUL BOGART-WITH LATE 1960S TOUCHES WHILE RETAINING THE CHANDLER MYSTIQUE, MYSTERIOUS FEMMES IN THE PERSONAS OF GAYLE HUNNICUTT AND RITA MORENO, SHADED L.A. FIGURES IN THE GUISES OF PAUL STEVENS AND JACKIE COOGAN AND THE TYPICALLY RELENTLESS L.A. POLICE OFFICERS IN THE FORM OF CARROLL O'CONNOR AND KENNETH TOBEY, CRAFTS MARLOWE AS AN INSPIRED P.I. GENRE ADDITION. SHARON FARRELL LENDS SOLID SUPPORT AS THE TITLE FEMME.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rita and Bruce Steal The Show

James Garner is a wonderful actor, but not the hard bitten private eye. He seems more comfortable with the quip than the whip. Based on a Raymond Chandler novel, the film is funny...Read complete review

James Garner is a wonderful actor, but not the hard bitten private eye. He seems more comfortable with the quip than the whip. Based on a Raymond Chandler novel, the film is funny and suspenseful. Rita Moreno is a bright spot in a supporting role and it is fun to see Bruce Lee in a film role just before he broke big in China.

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3.0

Rita and Bruce Steal The Show

By Ron The Movie Dude

from Cincinnati, Ohio

About Me Movie Buff

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Original Story
  • Talented Cast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Marlowe (1969):

    James Garner is a wonderful actor, but not the hard bitten private eye. He seems more comfortable with the quip than the whip. Based on a Raymond Chandler novel, the film is funny and suspenseful. Rita Moreno is a bright spot in a supporting role and it is fun to see Bruce Lee in a film role just before he broke big in China.

     
    5.0

    MARLOWE SHADOWS INTO THE LATE 1960S.....

    By SHADOWER

    from LOUISVILLE, KY. 40215

    About Me Avid Moviegoer

    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Cinematography
    • Original Story
    • Superb Chandler Adaptatio
    • Talented Cast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Film History Class
      • In The Car
      • Perfect Gift
      • Special Needs
      • Travel
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about Marlowe (1969):

      THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF RAYMOND CHANDLER'S PHILLIP MARLOWE IN 20 YEARS, FOLLOWING THE BRASHER DOUBLOON STARRING GEORGE MONTGOMERY - NOT COUNTING THE ORIGINAL MARLOWE, DICK POWELL IN A CLIMAX TV VERSION OF THE LONG GOODBYE IN THE 1950S ON CBS, MARLOWE IS A SUPERB ADAPTATION OF THE LITTLE SISTER, WITH JAMES GARNER - FIVE YEARS BEFORE THE ROCKFORD FILES, COMMANDING THE LEAD. INTRUIGUING DIRECTION BY PAUL BOGART-WITH LATE 1960S TOUCHES WHILE RETAINING THE CHANDLER MYSTIQUE, MYSTERIOUS FEMMES IN THE PERSONAS OF GAYLE HUNNICUTT AND RITA MORENO, SHADED L.A. FIGURES IN THE GUISES OF PAUL STEVENS AND JACKIE COOGAN AND THE TYPICALLY RELENTLESS L.A. POLICE OFFICERS IN THE FORM OF CARROLL O'CONNOR AND KENNETH TOBEY, CRAFTS MARLOWE AS AN INSPIRED P.I. GENRE ADDITION. SHARON FARRELL LENDS SOLID SUPPORT AS THE TITLE FEMME.

       
      4.0

      Top of the line procedural!

      By sardonicus

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Engaging Characters
      • Talented Cast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home

        Comments about Marlowe (1969):

        The always smooth Jim Garner plays Philip Marlowe like he was intended to be played. Rita Moreno and Bruce Lee are welcome additions.

         
        4.0

        James Garner is at his best

        By rye

        from Calif

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Great Cinematography
        • Talented Cast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home

          Comments about Marlowe (1969):

          Delivery as always is well done packaging is well thought out. never had a damaged tape show up.

           
          4.0

          quality dvd, good story

          By ed

          from phx, az

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          Pros

          • Broad Appeal
          • Engaging Characters
          • Talented Cast

          Cons

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              Comments about Marlowe (1969):

              james garner joins humphrey bogart and robert mitchum as the quintessential marlowe. good story. bruce lee fans will get a kick out of his brief role.

               
              4.0

              Good old time!

              By J.Gabin

              from Pasadena, CA

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              Pros

              • Emotionally Engaging
              • Engaging Characters
              • Original Story
              • Talented Cast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about Marlowe (1969):

                This is a good "copy":Image is "correct",Contrast acceptable, but the Transfer looked a little faded,decent Sharpness,still there are lots of white specks.
                The audio track is quite good:clear,and clean.
                So very watchable print.
                RECOMMENDED!

                 
                2.0

                Doesn't look very remastered.

                By chuckju

                from los angeles, CA

                About Me Movie Buff

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Disappointing
                  • Unoriginal

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Marlowe (1969):

                    This film was supposedly remastered, but doesn't look all that great. (Recently aired on TCM and looked MUCH better on cable than via this dvd.)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great intro for Bruce Lee! Great movie!

                    By Reggie the A

                    from San Antonio,Tx

                    About Me Movie Buff

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                    Pros

                    • Broad Appeal
                    • Emotionally Engaging
                    • Talented Cast
                    • Winslow Wong

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Having a bad day
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Special Needs
                    • Travel
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about Marlowe (1969):

                    This is a classic! Bruce Lee as Winslow Wong,the bad guy,James Garner as Marlow,Carrol O'Connor (archie bunker) as a cop. Easy to follow storyline,great action..you cannt miss with this one!

                     
                    5.0

                    The remaster is as good as it gets!

                    By Vinney

                    from Denver, Co.

                    About Me Movie Buff

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                      Cons

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                        • At Home

                        Comments about Marlowe (1969):

                        Remaster transfer was great!

                        Would have LIKED a pressed copy rather than the burned copy received!

                         
                        5.0

                        Classic Chandler

                        By Erodlr

                        from NJ

                        About Me Avid Moviegoer

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Marlowe (1969):

                            Raymond Chandler's Little Sister is filmed in 60s LA with James Garner perfectly playing the classic detective. A superb mystery with a marvelous cast. This DVD debut is a real treat.

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