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

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |  
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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.



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