Robert Altman propels Raymond Chandler’s Marlowe character from his hard boiled 1940s origins to 1970s Hollywood (contemporary at the time of the film’s release). When private eye Philip Marlowe (Elliot Gould) is visited by an old friend, this sets in motion a series of events in which he is hired to search for a missing novelist (Sterling Hayden) and finds himself on the wrong side of vicious gangsters. An anachronism in the hedonistic ‘70s Gould shambling, cat obsessed Marlowe is magnetic in one of Altman’s best films.
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