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Lady in the Lake (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery | 24 January 1947 (USA)
The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Director:

Robert Montgomery

Writers:

Steve Fisher (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Phillip Marlowe
Audrey Totter ... Adrienne Fromsett
Lloyd Nolan ... Lt. DeGarmot
Tom Tully ... Capt. Kane
Leon Ames ... Derace Kingsby
Jayne Meadows ... Mildred Havelend
Dick Simmons ... Chris Lavery
Morris Ankrum ... Eugene Grayson
Lila Leeds ... Receptionist
William Roberts ... Artist
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Grayson
Ellay Mort Ellay Mort ... Chrystal Kingsby
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Storyline

The camera shows Phillip Marlowe's view from the first-person in this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's book. The detective is hired to find a publisher's wife, who is supposed to have run off to Mexico. But the case soon becomes much more complicated as people are murdered. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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M*G*M presents a Revolutionary motion picture; the most amazing since Talkies began! YOU and ROBERT MONTGOMERY solve a murder mystery together! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady in the Lake See more »

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Budget:

$1,026,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lloyd Nolan was almost blinded when the glass splinters from bullet shell that smashed the window hit him in the face. See more »

Goofs

Audrey Totter's character uses the word "deducted" rather than the correct "deduced." See more »

Quotes

Adrienne Fromsett: Please don't be so difficult to get along with. I need help.
Philip Marlowe: Like I need four thumbs.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER! In the opening credits Crystal Kingsby is written as being played by Ellay Mort, the phonetic spelling for 'elle est morte', French for 'she is dead' See more »


Soundtracks

Coming thro' the Rye
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Robert Burns
Whistled by Marlowe
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Not the best Marlowe mystery
7 December 1999 | by RIO-15See all my reviews

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired to locate the missing wife of a publisher of pulp fiction. Mystery yarn which has the novelty of telling the whole story with subjective camera.This gimmick gets rather annoying after a while since the direction of Robert Montgomery is a bit heavy- handed.The plot is also a bit confusing.The films highlight is the car chase,which is really exciting.

Rating: **1/2 of *****


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