One of my favorite fictional characters has always been Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe. The wisecracking Sir Galahad of the streets inspired a plethora of imitators, and has been portrayed onscreen by the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum, among others. This week, we’ll take a look at three films featuring the iconic detective:
Dick Powell in MURDER, MY SWEET
Robert Montgomery in LADY IN THE LAKE
Robert Altman’s THE LONG GOODBYE
Plus: Philip Marlowe on the small screen!