This starring vehicle for James Garner is ostensibly an updated version of Chandler’s The Little Sister. Updated to 1960’s California, Marlowe encounters hippies, drug dealers, and soap opera stars in the twisted search for a young woman’s missing brother. It was an entertaining movie. Everything is played lightly, foreshadowing Garner’s future turn in “The Rockford Files”.
Watch for appearances by William Daniels, Rita Moreno, Carol O’Connor, and Bruce Lee.
IMDB entry: Marlowe
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