Camilla Sternwood appears to be grateful to Marlowe and asks him to teach her how to use the gun he just returned to her so that she can protect herself. I didn't know whether it was any good, not being a collector of antiques, except unpaid bills. Yet movie-star aficionados prefer the 1946 film noir version because they consider the Bogart-Bacall appearances more important than a well-told story. It was a narrow street with a high bank on one side and a scattering of cabin-like houses built down the slope on the other side, so that their roofs were not very much above road level. The portrait was a stiffly posed job of an officer in full regimentals of about the time of the Mexican war.
I guess you thought that was a secret. Her black hair was glossy under a brown Robin Hood hat that might have cost fifty dollars and looked as if you could have made it with one hand out of a desk blotter. The blonde leaned on her elbow and cupped a hand over her eyes and stared at me behind it. The supporting cast are almost uniformly intriguing and fun to watch. When we got to Brittany Place the truck had vanished. He gave me the same knowing look as I turned in. He was on his back on the floor, beyond the fringe of the Chinese rug, in front of a thing that looked like a totem pole.
Portions of Steiner's music from the film are also used along with original music by Raphaël Beau. At its foot, beyond the margin of the Chinese rug, on the bare floor another rug had been spread. He had another wrapped parcel, the shape of a large book. » Ohls looked at the man with the towel. » «Just what is it you're afraid of, Mrs. There was a pale green rough wool dress of the pull-on type, with half sleeves. He turned left out of the alley.
The calves were beautiful, the ankles long and slim and with enough melodic line for a tone poem. » He came around the desk tapping his pockets and reaching for his hat. Vivian wins a big wager and then wants Marlowe to take her home. It turns out that the emotionally disturbed Camilla had murdered her sister's husband Rusty and that Charlotte had covered everything up with Eddie Mars' help. I decided to pass up her underclothes, not from feelings of delicacy, but because I couldn't see myself putting her pants on and snapping her brassiere. The windows stared towards the darkening foothills.
» «Who told her anything about my visit? The champagne as cold as Valley Forge and about a third of a glass of brandy beneath it. I sat there and grinned at her. Silence for about five minutes. Ohls said hello to a deputy in green khaki and a man in plain clothes. The girl snored in the corner, her hat tilted rakishly over her nose, her hands hanging limp in the folds of the raincoat. A racket like that, out in the open on the bouleyard, seemed to mean plenty of protection.
When he gets there, Marlowe is attacked by Canino. The main hallway of the Sternwood place was two stories high. He wasn't in the kitchen or the bathroom. I had her look at him. The radiator shell had a big dent in it, and the paint and nickel were scratched up all over the car. A fresh-faced kid was reading a horror magazine behind the wheel.
By the way he rang his bell. Likewise, Carmen is described as being nude in Geiger's house, and later nude and in Marlowe's bed. Marlowe, it is because my hold on life is too slight to include any Victorian hypocrisy. Regan's legs, but they were very nice. Philip Marlowe Robert Mitchum is sent on the case of a wealthy General Sternwood James Stewart , he must find out who is blackmailing him through the wild behavior of his daughter Camilla Candy Clark. He also discovers Camilla at the scene of Geiger's murder, where she has posed for nude photographs, and takes her home safely to a grateful Charlotte. » «It's a bookstore,» I said.
The broken wood's dry inside. » «I'm sure I don't care what you say. » We stared at each other for a moment. He was probably just trying me out; the job he had given me was a lawyer's job. It could be the same Joe Brody. While driving back, Marlowe presses Vivian on her connection with Mars, but she admits nothing. She didn't mind the slaps.