Philip Marlowe, Private Eye: Smart Aleck Kill (1985)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Smart-Aleck Kill is one of six hour-long Philip Marlowe episodes originally telecast in 1986 on the HBO cable service. Powers Boothe stars as Marlowe, Raymond Chandler's quintessential 1940s hard-boiled detective. This time he's investigating a possible murder...that occured nearly twenty years earlier. Back in the silent-film era, a famous movie idol reportedly died of narcotics addiction (shades of Wallace Reid). Marlowe is hired to find out whether or not the "official" story was part of a massive cover-up.

Characteristics

Keywords

actor, detective, drugs, investigation, killing, murder, private-detective