L.A. private eye Phillip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case... and a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more. Humphrey Bogart plays Raymond Chandlers' legendary gumshoe. Director Howard Hawkes serves up snappy character encounters (particularly with Lauren Bacall), brisk pace and atmosphere galore in the certified classic.
It's unmissable, irresistible. -- Phillip French, THE GUARDIAN