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 Philip Marlowe
Philip Marlowe is a detective of the 'hardboiled genre' created by Raymond Chandler.
Marlowe's character is typical of this new age of crime fiction which is based on a pessimistic view of the world—that the society in general is corrupt.
Marlowe is presented as a wisecracking, street wise, tough private dick out to earn a living.
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 Who is Philip Marlowe
Philip Marlowe was born in Santa Rosa, California, in that time out of time that allowed him to be 33 in 1933, 42 in 1953, and 43 1/2 in 1958.
In 1939 Marlowe did not reveal his knowledge of a murder’ s identity because she was insane and subject to epileptic seizures, and her discovery would have profited no one.
Marlowe was threatened with jail, bodily harm, loss of his detective's license, and/or death in every major case he undertook.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Lot/8628/marlowe.html   (1153 words)

 Philip Marlowe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philip Marlowe is a fictional private detective created by Raymond Chandler in a series of detective novels including The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye.
In radio, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, the character was portrayed by Van Heflin on NBC (17 June 9 September 1947) and by Gerald Mohr on CBS (26 September 1948 15 September 1951).
The female sleuths of the anthology Tart Noir (Berkeley, 2002) are described as "half Philip Marlowe, half femme fatale".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philip_Marlowe   (1171 words)

 OTR Review: Philip Marlowe
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a a radio series that began in 1947, and ended in 1951.
One of Marlowe's friends doesn't want it noised around that his wife spent some time in jail and an anonymous flmailer is asking for $50,000.00 to keep it quiet.
The Lady Killer Marlowe is offered a couple of hundred bucks to be a bodyguard for a part time gigolo and composer but his ethics get in the way and he declines even though his bills are piling up.
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 Amazon.ca: Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: Books: Raymond Chandler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Raymond Chandler and Philip Marlowe are the beginning of modern detective fiction, along with Hammett and Spade.
Marlowe was a hero in spite of himself, a champion of the lower classes, one with probable leftward leanings.
Marlowe didn't operate that way, and it cheapens an icon to act as though he did.
www.amazon.ca /Raymond-Chandlers-Philip-Marlowe-Chandler/dp/0671038907   (1568 words)

 Amazon.de: Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: English Books: Raymond Chandler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Philip Marlowe is arguably the most popular and influential character in American hard-boiled detective fiction.
There is a little bit of the wise-cracking, incorruptible Marlowe in just about every detective that followed since he made his debut in Chandler's The Big Sleep in 1939.
The year by year treatment of Marlowe was another good take, but again, due to the varied styles of the writers, development of the character is not a priority.
www.amazon.de /Raymond-Chandlers-Philip-Marlowe-Chandler/dp/0671038907   (791 words)

 "Philip Marlowe, Private Eye" (1984)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Philip Marlowe: Well, I thought you might check him out for me with the Windy City, any connection with the mob, dope, the usual list.
Philip Marlowe: You said you owed me one for the Spencer case.
Marlowe's bathroom even had those pastel nile green tiles that were everywhere in the 30's and 40's.
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 ‘Philip Marlowe’s Guide’ offers classic quotations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The star of 10 Chandler novels, Marlowe was later defined on the big screen by such "tough guys" as Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum.
This little book includes Marlowe's thoughts on subjects ranging from advertising, "a waste of human intelligence"; to women's clothing, "She swished before me in a tight dress that fitted her like a mermaid's skin" — touching on love, booze and Hemingway along the route.
Marlowe has a quote for every occasion and closet Bogies will feel duty-bound to share their wisdom with the world.
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 Philip Marlowe Private Eye - Game Boomers Walkthrough
Marlowe leaves the scene of the crime and phones in an anonymous tip to the police that Clausen has been murdered.
Learn that Marlowe is protecting Mavis from the police by not telling them she was at the murder scene.
Marlowe confuses the evidence at the scene of the crime so that it looks like Steelgrave had held and fired the gun that Dolores had given him.
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 Philip Marlowe Biography (Fictional Detective) — Infoplease.com
Philip Marlowe is perhaps the leading icon of the "hard-boiled" school of mystery writing.
The fictional creation of author Raymond Chandler, Marlowe is a private detective, a smart and tough lone wolf with a sense of honor.
Tailing Philip Marlowe by Brian Olson and Bonnie Olson
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 Premier Collections: The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1
Philip Marlowe's first regular weekly series ("The Adventures of Philip Marlowe") premiered over NBC Radio June 17, 1947 as a summer replacement for "The Bob Hope Show," and starred actor Van Heflin as Chandler's famous creation.
Marlowe is hired to retrieve a bracelet from a loan shark, which leads him to a lonely gangster.
Marlowe is forced to seek shelter at a lodge when his car is stalled in a ditch during a snowstorm.
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 Philip Marlowe Novels
Raymond Chandler's gripping 1943 novel is set in the California underworld, where Philip Marlowe searches for a priceless gold coin and finds himself deep in the tangled affairs of a dead coin collector.
In Raymond Chandlers 1944 novel, Philip Marlowe moves out of his usual habitat of city streets into the mountains outside of Los Angeles in his strange search for a missing woman.
As Chandler's 1958 last novel opens, Marlowe meets a well-endowed redhead as she disembarks from the Super Chief and leads him to the California coast to solve a tale of big money and, of course, murder.
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 Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life -- book review
Marlowe was his hero, the quintessential hardnosed private dick working the mean streets while staying one step above the lowlifes, murderers and criminals he investigated with a relish fuelled by his desire to see people get what they deserve.
Marlowe is the archetypal man’s man. He has three interests in life - women (“It was a blonde.
The beauty of Marlowe and the writing of Chandler is that it has aged magnificently, possibly taking on more meaning in today’s political correctness-obsessed society than it did fifty or sixty years ago.
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 Philip Marlowe
Philip Marlowe, for better or worse, is the archetypical private eye.
Philip Marlowe was born in Santa Rosa, California, in "that time out of time that allowed him to be 33 in 1933, 42 in 1953, and 43 1/2 in 1958", according to Bill Henkin.
Marlowe has been adapted for film, television, radio, comics and audiotapes by all kinds of writers, sometimes quite successfully, particularly in film and radio, and sometimes rather disappointingly (television).
www.thrillingdetective.com /marlowe.html   (1245 words)

 Bleeker Books - Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: Stories
Authorized by the estate of the late Raymond Chandler, this volume reveals the missing life history and detective adventures of Philip Marlowe, one of the 20th century's most enduring and beloved characters.
Marlowe is the quintessential American detective: cynical yet idealistic; romantic yet full of despair; a gentleman capable of rough violence.
These are classic Marlowe tales of betrayal, mistrust, and double-dealing on the seamy side of Los Angeles.
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 Adventures of Philip Marlowe OTR MP3 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The first portrail of Phillip Marlowe on the radio was by Dick Powell, when he played Raymond Chandler's detective on the Lux Radio Theatre in 1945.
Two years later, Van Heflin starred as Marlowe in a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show.
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 Philip Marlowe Private Eye   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A beautiful lady comes in with a most revealing dress, preferably red in color, and bats her now tearing eyes in the detective Phillip Marlowe's direction.
Philip interacts with hoodlums, coppers, and beautiful Hollywood starlets to provide him with hints as to where the missing man has gone.
One of the most baffling parts about the mystery in Philip Marlowe is the absence of any deductive reasoning on the part of the gamer.
www.thecomputershow.com /computershow/reviews/philipmarlowepi.htm   (533 words)

 Philip Marlowe [TV Series] - Moviefone
Philip Marlowe in Film, Television and Radio But the CBS series, THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE, that followed the next...
Robert Mitchum Philip Marlowe; The Amsterdam Kill (1977)....
Philip Marlowe [TV Series] - Cast & Crew, movie showtimes, plot, synopsis, exclusive features, trailers, clips, theater listings, reviews, message boards, dvd, videos, rentals and more on Moviefone.
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 Philip Marlowe in Film, Television and Radio
Philip Carey, a big, tough and usually watchable actor, would seem to have been a decent choice to play Marlowe in 1959.
Carey's Marlowe differed from the books in at least two (and probably more) ways in that he sported a scar on one cheek and apparently had a marina apartment and his own boat.
Not the Philip Marlowe novel but an adaptation of the original, unproduced screenplay that he eventually turned into the last Marlowe book, all about a Vancouver cop trying to get to the bottom of some nasty business and help a dame out of a jam.
www.thrillingdetective.com /marlow2.html   (2243 words)

 Raymond Chandler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chandler's protagonist, Philip Marlowe, has become synonymous with the tradition of the hard-boiled private detective, along with Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade.
Interestingly, in the 1950s radio series "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe", which included adaptations from the stories, other protagonists were exchanged for Marlowe (for example, Marlowe for Steve Grayce in the adaptation of "The King in Yellow").
This substitution of the name of the protagonist actually restored the original name used in the earliest published versions of the stories; in fact, it was only in their later republished forms that the name Philip Marlowe was used in any of the stories (with the exception of "The Pencil").
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 CTVA Crime - "Philip Marlowe" (Goodson-Todman/ABC) (1959-60)  Philip Carey
Philip Marlowe to try to learn the cause.
Marlowe's two widowed aunts call on him for protection.
Marlowe has other ideas, and feels a corpse needs investigating.
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 Amazon.com: Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Collection: DVD: Powers Boothe,Kathryn Leigh Scott,Billy Kearns,Peter R. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
HBO's Philip Marlowe series is an accurate and enjoyable adaptation of Raymond Chandler's short stories.
He perfectly portrays Phillip Marlowe as a cynical private investigator with a tough exterior but a heart of gold.
The episodes of "Phillip Marlowe: Private Eye" are filled with clever twist and turns, exciting gun fights, and plenty of tough-talking wise guys.
www.amazon.com /Philip-Marlowe-Private-Eye-Collection/dp/B00013F2KO   (1492 words)

 The Big Sleep (1946)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Plot Outline: Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family.
Back then it was film convention for the male lead to be taller than the female and Humphrey Bogart was shorter than both leading actresses, a problem corrected on screen through giving Bogart platform shoes as well as trick photography.
Bogie, playing Philip Marlowe - one of his finer roles, commands the screen, wise-cracking with felons and coppers alike, giving a few beatings and taking a lot himself.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0038355   (503 words)

 CNN - James Caan takes on Philip Marlowe - July 27, 1998
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe is back, this time in the form of James Caan.
The actor is playing the lead role in the newest film in the Marlowe series, "Poodle Springs," which is airing on HBO.
Dick Powell, who some say was the best Philip Marlowe, played the part in "Murder My Sweet." And Robert Mitchum recreated that story in "Farewell, My Lovely." Marlowe was a single man in all those films.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/TV/9807/27/poodle.springs/index.html   (344 words)

 Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep and Philip Marlowe, and other stories
Chandler was fifty-one, an ex-oil company executive who had taken up writing at the age of forty-five, after being fired for alcohol-inspired absenteeism.
Over the previous five years he had published enough crime stories in the pulp magazines to survive, but this was his first novel, the first of seven featuring the ever-inimitable and much-copied Philip Marlowe.
Marlowe's first words, to the first of so many women -- here Carmen Sternwood, with tawny hair, slate-gray eyes and "predatory teeth, as white as fresh orange pith" -- give notice...
www.todayinliterature.com /stories.asp?Event_Date=2/6/1939   (154 words)

 Philip Marlowe Summary
Marlowe appeared in none of Chandler's early s...
Essay discusses the values and differences between Sherlock Holmes and Philip Marlowe.
Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop had the title role in BBC Radio's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe.
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 The case for Raymond Chandler - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The creator of Philip Marlowe has been called an imitator and a hack, but he deserves his lonely, disillusioned corner in the American literary canon.
Then I saw, for the first time, the Pacific pier where Philip Marlowe caught the water taxi to the Montecito gambling boat in "Farewell, My Lovely" and realized the source of my dj vu: I had seen it all before through the eyes of Raymond Chandler.
For instance, while rereading the two most celebrated American private eye novels, Chandler's "The Big Sleep" and Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" back-to-back, I was surprised to find Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, who had melded in my memory (probably because Bogart played them in film adaptations of both books), really had very little in common.
dir.salon.com /story/books/feature/2002/07/31/chandler/print.html   (813 words)

 Amazon.ca: Philip Marlowe: Private Eye Collection: DVD: Powers Boothe,Kathryn Leigh Scott,Billy Kearns,Peter R. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In these six hour-long tales, you're taken on a tough tour through the decaying glamour of Los Angeles, from the mansions and movie studios to the jazz joints and one-night cheap hotels.
Philip Marlowe: I'm thinking of auditioning for him.
Philip Marlowe: Hollywood's the kind of town where they stick a knife in your back and then have you arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
www.amazon.ca /Philip-Marlowe-Private-Eye-Collection/dp/B00013F2KO   (626 words)

 Philip Marlowe back in action - TV Squad
So, I reacted with a mixture of excitement and trepidation when I read that ABC will be reviving Chandler's most famous creation - Philip Marlowe - for TV.
Marlowe is no stranger to the silver screen or the boob tube.
In the ABC version, Marlowe will be getting a 21st century make-over.
www.tvsquad.com /2006/12/12/philip-marlowe-back-in-action   (676 words)

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