Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 203: Mon Jul 22

Marlowe (Bogart, 1969): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

This 35mm screening is part of the ‘Marlowe on Screen’ season at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can find the full details here.

Time Out review:
Quite surprising that Chandler's The Little Sister - if memory serves, the only Marlowe novel to deal at all with the Hollywood film colony - had never been filmed before. This snappy and stylish update is certainly watchable, even if it lacks the definitive status of The Big Sleep (first version) and The Long Goodbye. James Garner's rumpled charm is engaging enough as he takes on a missing persons case and finds himself sinking into ever more murky waters, while Paul Bogart's solid direction and some fine supporting performances (particularly Carroll O'Connor) help to create an atmosphere of almost universal corruptability. Surprisingly, even the inclusion of some fashionable martial arts - courtesy of Bruce Lee - actually works rather well.
Geoff Andrew

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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