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  • Raymond Chandler

    Philip Marlowe was the most hard-boiled of gumshoes, a Private Investigator who could smell a ruse, taste a betrayal and track down anyone hiding in the shadows. The radio series was so successful but by 1949 it had the largest audience of any radio show. That’s quite a claim, and even if not absolutely accurate it’s near the mark. Marlowe, created by Raymond Chandler, is someone we all seem to know, a door who’s door we would knock on in times of trial. His methods might not be totally within the law but hey, these were bad people he was up against and as anyone in the law business knows – needs must.Van Heflin is Philip Marlowe. And he’s ready for his next...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Gerald Mohr stars as Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled gumshoe in "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe", a series based on one of the most popular sleuths in the history of crime fiction. First aired in 1947 with Van Heflin in the title role, Chandler disliked the initial incarnation, dubbing it "totally flat". However, in the 1948 revival, Chandler admitted satisfaction, remarking that Mohr's voice "packed personality." Mohr indeed made the role of Marlowe his own, portraying a brash and forceful tough guy who could let fly with the occasional wisecrack. The scripts were equally tough, focusing on hard-hitting action while also showcasing many of the distinguished actors and actresses from...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Gerald Mohr stars as Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled gumshoe in "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe", a series based on one of the most popular sleuths in the history of crime fiction. First aired in 1947 with Van Heflin in the title role, Chandler disliked the initial incarnation, dubbing it "totally flat". However, in the 1948 revival, Chandler admitted satisfaction, remarking that Mohr's voice "packed personality." Mohr indeed made the role of Marlowe his own, portraying a brash and forceful tough guy who could let fly with the occasional wisecrack. The scripts were equally tough, focusing on hard-hitting action while also showcasing many of the distinguished actors and actresses from...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Gerald Mohr stars as Raymond Chandler's iconic detective in "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe", a series based on one of the most popular sleuths in the history of crime fiction. First aired in 1947 with Van Heflin in the title role, Chandler disliked the initial incarnation, dubbing it "totally flat". However, in the 1948 revival, Chandler admitted satisfaction, remarking that Mohr's voice "packed personality." Mohr indeed made the role of Marlowe his own, portraying a brash and forceful tough guy who could let fly with the occasional wisecrack. The scripts were equally tough, focusing on hard-hitting action while also showcasing many of the distinguished actors and actresses from...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Philip Marlowe, created by Raymond Chandler brought a whole new dimension to the Private Eye Genre! And Gerald Mohr, the man with a voice that Chandler said "packed personality" brought this modern day knight in a trenchcoat to life on classic Radio! Mohr plays Marlowe with all the edge and grit detective fans expect to hear. There's also a palpable sense of danger just under the surface. Every time Marlowe opens his mouth to question a stoolie, threaten a thug, or flummox a frail, Mohr's delivery is such that listeners have no idea if Marlowe is going to talk or shoot his way out of whatever corner he's willingly walking into. Enjoy the energy and danger that Gerald Mohr brings to "The...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Philip Marlowe is a fictional private eye created by Raymond Chandler. Marlowe first appeared, under that name, in The Big Sleep, published in 1939. The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring the Marlowe character. It first aired 17 June 1947 on NBC radio under the title The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe, and moved to CBS radio a few months later. By 1949, it had the largest audience in radio. The CBS version ran for 114 episodes. While many fans of classic hard-boiled detective stories are familiar with Chandler's novels and short stories, few have heard these radio shows. They are a testament to Chandler's skill in creating a world and a character that are engaging...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. The Big Sleep finds the world-weary, wisecracking investigator consulted by a wealthy family man with two big problems: his children. Carmen Sternwood has got herself mixed up with a blackmailer, while Vivian has managed to mislay her husband, ex-bootlegger Rusty Regan. Old, ailing General Sternwood hires Marlowe to take care of things - but it’s not too long before the bodies start...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Der Gangster Ikky Rosenstein beauftragt Philip Marlowe, ihn vor der Mafi a in Sicherheit zu bringen. Doch Marlowe kann nicht verhindern, dass Rosenstein von der Bildfl äche verschwindet. Kurz darauf fi ndet der Detektiv einen frisch gespitzten Bleistift in der Post: die übliche Todesdrohung des...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Steve Grayce, Hausdetektiv im Carlton-Hotel, soll sich um den Gast aus Zimmer 815 kümmern. Dort wohnt King Leopardi, der im gelben Seidenpyjama Trompete spielt und damit die Nachtruhe der anderen Hotelgäste gefährdet. Doch bald erfährt Grayce, dass es jemand auf King Leopardi abgesehen hat. Hängt das mit dem Zimmer 815 zusammen, wo sich vor Jahren ein Mädchen umgebracht ...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Privatdetektiv Carmady verschlägt es auf der Suche nach einem vermissten Mädchen in eine Kleinstadt an der Pazifi k-Küste. Bald merkt er: In dem sauberen Städtchen blüht die Korruption. Fremde, die zu viele Fragen stellen, begeben sich in...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Die Frau des Wirtschaftsmagnaten Howard Melton ist verschwunden. In einem Telegramm aus El Paso erfährt Melton von ihrem Plan, ihren Liebhaber zu heiraten. Als sich herausstellt, dass das nicht stimmen kann, engagiert er den Privatdetektiv John...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Ed Bishop stars as Philip Marlowe in these powerfully atmospheric BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Raymond Chandler's novels about the cynical, world-weary, wise-cracking shamus whose honesty in a dishonest world sent him down the mean streets again and again in search of some kind of justice. At six feet five, Moose Malloy was as inconspicuous as a tarantula on angel food and about as dangerous. But Marlowe never was the kind of guy to walk away from trouble when it slapped him in the face, and Moose's girl had disappeared, a mere eight years ago. All Marlowe had to do was find...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Philip Marlowe hat gegen einen Killer ausgesagt und steht nun zu seiner eigenen Sicherheit unter strenger Bewachung. Trotzdem will er sich im Nachtclub 'Las Olidas' ablenken. Doch da warten nicht nur Falschspieler auf...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. In The High Window, Marlowe starts out on the trail of a single stolen coin and ends up knee-deep in bodies. His client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband’s collection. That’s the simple part. But Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    rivatdetektiv John Evans wird in die südkalifornischen San-Bernardino- Berge gerufen. Dort stören einige Geheimagenten aus Nazi-Deutschland das trügerische Idyll des Hochgebirges mit Sabotageakten und Propagandatätigkeiten, mit denen sie in den USA Fuß fassen wollen. John Evans soll ihrem Treiben ein Ende...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery, starring Toby Stephens as Philip Marlowe. Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. Derace Kingsley, a wealthy businessman, hires Marlowe to find his estranged wife Crystal, fearing that she may have got herself into a scandal. Rich, pretty, spoiled and reckless, Crystal is all kinds of trouble rolled into one as far as Marlowe’s concerned,...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. In The Long Goodbye, Marlowe forms an uneasy friendship with a drunk named Terry Lennox. So when Lennox shows up late one night, looking guilty and asking for a ride to Tijuana airport, Marlowe agrees - though he suspects he’s going to regret it. He’s right. First Lennox’s rich, adulterous wife is found murdered, then Marlowe is arrested, then Lennox himself turns up dead in...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Der Ölmillionär Tony Dravec ist verzweifelt: Seine Tochter Carmen treibt sich mit dubiosen Männern herum. Der Schlimmste von ihnen ist der skrupellose Erpresser und Pornografie-Händler Harold Hardwick Steiner. Dravec engagiert einen Detektiv, um sie aus den Fängen dieses Mannes zu befreien. Als der Detektiv zu Steiners Refugium fährt, fallen dort Schüsse. Im Haus findet er ein nacktes, betrunkenes Mädchen in einem hohen Lehnsessel - zu ihren Füßen liegt ein toter...read more

  • Raymond Chandler

    Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. In Playback, Marlowe is awakened early in the morning by a phone call from a lawyer. Clyde Umney instructs him to meet the eight o’clock train from Chicago, and shadow one of the passengers. The lady in question, Eleanor King, is beautiful, classy and clearly unhappy. Obediently, Marlowe follows her – all the way to Esmerelda, where she’s going under the name Betty Mayfield and...read more

  • Robert B. Parker

    Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. In Poodle Springs, Marlowe is fresh from his honeymoon with heiress Linda Loring, and living a life of idle leisure in the upmarket Californian town of the title. But being a kept man soon loses its charm and, bored and restless, Marlowe sets up shop as an investigator once more. Hired by a local criminal to find a gambler on the run from his debts, he is sucked into a world of bigamy,...read more