Raymond Chandler Omnibus
Adaptations and original dramas
Various adaptations of Chandler's Marlowe and Carmady stories, and original dramas about Chandler's life.
Dramas star Toby Stephens and Ed Bishop as Philip Marlowe:
The Big Sleep: General Sternwood's daughters came in both the colours of trouble - blonde and brunette - and they had all the usual vices. With four million dollars behind them, blackmail was only a matter of time. And blackmail can be murder.
The High Window: Linda Conquest was very tough, very kissable and very missing, along with one very valuable old coin. But soon Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead.
The Lady in the Lake: Blonde, beautiful and wild, Crystal Kingsley had never been the faithful little wife. But when she goes missing for a month, and then a woman's body surfaces in an isolated mountain lake, murder-a-day Marlowe is back in business.
The Little Sister: Marlowe is on the case of a missing brother from a two-bit Kansas town, who had the embarrassing habit of knowing guys who finished up on the wrong end of an ice-pick. Until, that is, he did too.
The Long Goodbye: Terry Lennox seemed like a nice guy. Okay, he was a drunk but maybe that could happen to anyone with too much money, too much time and a wife who played the field in a big way. Trouble was, when she ended up dead, it wasn't money that got Lennox to Mexico. It was Marlowe.
Farewell My Lovely: At six feet five, Moose Malloy is a big man who looks about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food - and about as dangerous. His girl Velma disappeared eight years ago, and now he wants to find her.
Goldfish: Adapted from the Raymond Chandler novel, PI Carmady sets out on a misson to retrieve valuable Leander pearls which were stolen 15 years ago.
Double Jeopardy: Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler are legendary. The English-educated, middle-aged, would-be intellectual versus the ambitious young German ?migr?. Paramount Studios put Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder together because none of the big names would touch James M Cain's novel. With its adulterous lovers, and a crime that could be copied, it was judged too controversial to adapt because of the censorious Production Code guidelines. Chandler and Wilder famously hated each other but in a space of some four months locked in an office together they created an outstanding screenplay for a ground-breaking classic film.
Strangers On A Film: Patrick Stewart is Raymond Chandler and Clive Swift is Alfred Hitchcock in their famous collaboration on Strangers on a Train.
A Coat, A Hat & A Gun: Harriett Gilbert presents a reappraisal of the life and legacy of the man from Upper Norwood who invented the private investigator as we know him. "I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun." Philip Marlowe has become the archetypal American detective anti-hero, yet his creator was educated at English public school, took the Civil Service exam and started a career in the Admiralty.
- The High Window [Toby Stephens] (79.6Mb)
- Poodle Springs [Toby Stephens] (52.7Mb)
- A Coat, A Hat & A Gun (26.4Mb)
- Double Jeopardy [Raymond Chandler & Billy Wilder] (40.1Mb)
- Farewell My Lovely [Ed Bishop] (80Mb)
- Farewell My Lovely [Toby Stephens] (78.1Mb)
- Playback [Toby Stephens] (50.9Mb)
- Goldfish, Part 1 (31.3Mb)
- Goldfish, Part 3 (29.6Mb)
- Goldfish, Part 3 (28.8Mb)
- Strangers On A Film [Patrick Stewart as Raymond Chandler & Clive Swift as Alfred Hitchcock] (40.5Mb)
- The Big Sleep [Ed Bishop] (81.3Mb)
- The Big Sleep [Toby Stephens] (79.4Mb)
- The High Window [Ed Bishop] (81.6Mb)
- The Lady In The Lake [Ed Bishop] (79.1Mb)
- The Lady In The Lake [Toby Stephens] (79.6Mb)
- The Little Sister [Ed Bishop] (81.7Mb)
- The Little Sister [Toby Stephens] (79.7Mb)
- The Long Goodbye [Toby Stephens] (81.2Mb)
- The Long Goodbye [Ed Bishop] (81.7Mb)
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