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The Brasher Doubloon

The Brasher Doubloon(1947)

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Brief Synopsis

Philip Marlowe (George Montgomery) gets involved when limp-wristed and snidley Leslie Murdock (Conrad Janis) steals a rare doubloon from his mother (Florence Bates) to give to a newsreel photographer in exchange for film that is being used for blackmail purposes. Marlowe's involvement has him encounter a girl who goes into hysterics when touched by a man; a husband-killing woman; three corpses; a couple of scuffles in which he gets his clock cleaned; a secretary who thinks she has killed her boss, which is the reason Raymond Chandler called his story "The High Window", and a son (who qualifies as a S.O.B. by two definitions) who blackmails his widowed mother. So, what's not to like.

Cast & Crew

John Brahm Director
George Montgomery Philip Marlowe
Nancy Guild Merle Davis
Conrad Janis Leslie Murdock
Roy Roberts Lt. Breeze
Fritz Kortner Rudolph Vannier
Florence Bates Elizabeth Murdock
Marvin Miller Vince Blair
Houseley Stevenson Elisha Morningstar
Bob Adler Sgt. Spangler
Jack Conrad George Anson
Alfred Linder Eddie Prue
Jack Overman Manager
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  EB*; UCLA
35mm nitrate; 4 reels of 4 (ca. 8000 ft.); M2921; F107-L18-1
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  72-73 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,600    
Duration(reels):  8    

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