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« on: January 06, 2012, 07:52:37 PM »

The Brasher Doubloon (1947) Director John Brahm, with George Montgomery, Nancy Guild, Conrad Janis, and Roy Roberts. Nothing to go running out to find very talky and studio set bound. Probably the worst film based on Chandler's Marlowe P.I. character. Didn't like Montgomery at all nor the rest of the cast for that matter, though I do remember Roy Roberts from 50's-60's TV.

I think titoli reviewed this also but the search doesn't turn it up.

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 09:20:33 PM »

No, titoli didn't reviewed it, though he shares your opinion.

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 04:35:31 PM »

No, titoli didn't reviewed it, though he shares your opinion.

You may have mentioned it in our discussion of the who portrayed the best Marlowe

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 06:09:48 PM »

You may have mentioned it in our discussion of the who portrayed the best Marlowe

Oh, mentioned yes, reviewed nix.

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 05:07:27 PM »

The Brasher Doubloon (1947) - An inept adaptation of a Chandler Marlowe--but, hey, it's a Chandler Marlowe, and they didn't make enough of those. The acting is uniformly bad, the editing sucks, there are about 3 laughs. George Montgomery really has the hat-on-the-rack trick down, though, 15 years before Connery's Bond. It's nice this lame film as been given a nice restoration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0orGFuB0_18

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 05:34:47 PM »

We can also add that the novel is the weakest of the canon, even worse than the last (complete) one. So no great harm done.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 05:41:23 PM »

We can also add that the novel is the weakest of the canon, even worse than the last (complete) one. So no great harm done.
Yeah, the plot seems like The Maltese Falcon re-heated. Still, I'm glad the film exists, and if I'm ever running from baddies and need some bums to run interference, I'll remember the broken wine barrel gag.

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 06:21:42 PM »

Paradoxically, the last novel was first conceived as a non-Marlowe screenplay (available in book form), then adapted to the novel. Still it was never filmed in both versions. Odd.

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 02:55:52 AM »

This was also filmed as a Michael Shayne movie starring Lloyd Nolan, called 'Time To Kill', in 1942. Which is also one of the weaker Shayne movies, go figure.

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