Tag Archive: Raymond Chandler

Oct 07

Episode 50: Double Indemnity

Double IndemnityFINALLY, it’s here! For episode 50, former co-host Windy returns to the podcast for an episode about Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we dive right into the plot. The film is readily available on streaming with a subscription to FilmStruck, and is available for rental on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.

Please also join us again on October 21st, when return with an episode about Body Heat!

Double Indemnity (1944)
Double Indemnity poster Rating: 8.3/10 (109,287 votes)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (screenplay), James M. Cain (from the novel by)
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: PASSED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 06 Jul 1944
Plot: An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.

Mar 07

Episode 44: The Long Goodbye

The Long GoodbyeThis week, we close our Marlowe trilogy with Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s fascinating. This film can be found for streaming rental from Amazon and Vudu.

Please join us again on March 21st, when we continue with another color noir with Desert Fury!

The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Long Goodbye poster Rating: 7.7/10 (20,200 votes)
Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Leigh Brackett (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (novel)
Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Released: 31 May 1973
Plot: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Feb 21

Episode 43: The Big Sleep

This week, we watch Bogey and Bacall in The Big Sleep!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it should truly be experienced. This film can be found for streaming rental from iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and several other services.

Please join us again on March 3rd, when we finish our Marlowe Marathon with The Long Goodbye!

The Big Sleep (1946)
The Big Sleep poster Rating: 8.0/10 (68,304 votes)
Director: Howard Hawks
Writer: William Faulkner (screen play), Leigh Brackett (screen play), Jules Furthman (screen play), Raymond Chandler (short story "Killer in the Rain")
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers
Runtime: 114 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Released: 31 Aug 1946
Plot: Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Feb 07

Episode 42: Murder, My Sweet

Murder My SweetThis week, we watch Dick Powell (!) play Philip Marlowe (!!!) in Murder, My Sweet!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because Dick Powell is a delight to behold. This film can be found for streaming rental from iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and several other services.

Please join us again on February 21st, when we continue our Marlowe Marathon with The Big Sleep!

Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Murder, My Sweet poster Rating: 7.6/10 (9,608 votes)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Writer: John Paxton (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (novel)
Stars: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger
Runtime: 95 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 22 Feb 1945
Plot: After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.