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Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.

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Directed by

Howard Hawks

Written by

Leigh Brackett (Screenplay)
Raymond Chandler (Novel)
Jules Furthman (Screenplay)
William Faulkner (Screenplay)

Runtime

116 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The picture they were born for!

Cast

Keywords

murder detective poison blackmail los angeles sister gambling missing person private investigator drug addict prank telephone call private detective philip marlowe wealthy family book store

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