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* FirstPersonPerspective: Except for the bookends, the film is almost entirely shot from the perspective of you being Marlowe.


* [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond My name is Marlowe, Phillip Marlowe]]: At the beginning of the film, Marlowe introduces himself this way.



* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: At the beginning of the film, Marlowe introduces himself this way.

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*TheNameIsBondJamesBond: At the beginning of the film, Marlowe introduces himself this way.

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** Marlowe and Adrienne listen to a radio broadcast of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', complete with Dickens' closing text.

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* SexySecretary: Adrianne Fromsett's blonde receptionist, played by Lila Leeds.

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*SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: As the above poster shows, Marlowe is pointing to kill, but given the POV nature of the film, it makes sense.


* DistractedByTheSexy: Marlowe is chatting with Adrienne when he pivots all the way around in his chair to watch the voluptuous blonde receptionist leave the room.[[note]]Random trivia: that [[SexySecretary smoking hot receptionist]] was played by one Lila Leeds, remembered to history as the woman who was with Creator/RobertMitchum when Mitchum and Leeds were busted by cops for smoking marijuana, a SeriousBusiness scandal at the time.[[/note]]

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Marlowe is chatting with Adrienne when he pivots all the way around in his chair to watch the voluptuous blonde receptionist leave the room.[[note]]Random trivia: that [[SexySecretary smoking hot receptionist]] was played by one Lila Leeds, remembered to history as the woman who was with Creator/RobertMitchum when Mitchum and Leeds the pair were busted by cops for smoking marijuana, a SeriousBusiness scandal at the time.[[/note]]


* DistractedByTheSexy: Marlowe is chatting with Adrienne when he pivots all the way around in his chair to watch the voluptuous receptionist leave the room.[[note]]Random trivia: that smoking hot receptionist was one Lila Leeds, remembered to history as the woman who was with Creator/RobertMitchum when Mitchum and Leeds were busted by cops for smoking marijuana, a SeriousBusiness scandal at the time.[[/note]]

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Marlowe is chatting with Adrienne when he pivots all the way around in his chair to watch the voluptuous blonde receptionist leave the room.[[note]]Random trivia: that [[SexySecretary smoking hot receptionist receptionist]] was played by one Lila Leeds, remembered to history as the woman who was with Creator/RobertMitchum when Mitchum and Leeds were busted by cops for smoking marijuana, a SeriousBusiness scandal at the time.[[/note]]


* DidIMentionItsChristmas: Set at Christmastime, seemingly for no other reason than to provide an ironic counterpoint to the story of betrayal and murder. The opening credits are presented as a stack of Christmas cards picked up one at a time, eventually revealing a gun at the bottom. Scene transitions are accompanied by a choir wordlessly singing carols in a minor key. A hardnosed cop gets distracted from his interrogation of Marlowe when the cop's daughter calls the office and starts reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas" over the phone.

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* DidIMentionItsChristmas: Set The film is set at Christmastime, seemingly for no other reason than to provide an ironic counterpoint to the story of betrayal and murder. The opening credits are presented as a stack of Christmas cards picked up one at a time, eventually revealing a gun at the bottom. Scene transitions are accompanied by a choir wordlessly singing carols in a minor key. A hardnosed cop gets distracted from his interrogation of Marlowe when the cop's daughter calls the office and starts reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas" over the phone.


* DidIMentionItsChristmas: Set at Christmastime, seemingly for no other reason than to provide an ironic counterpoint to the story of betrayal and murder. The opening credits are presented as a stack of Christmas cards picked up one at a time, eventually revealing a gun at the bottom. Scene transitions are accompanied by a choir wordlessly singing carols in a minor key. A hardnosed cop gets distracted from his interrogation of Marlowe when the cop's daughter calls the office and starts reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas" over the phone. * DistractedByTheSexy: Marlowe is chatting with Adrienne when he pivots all the way around in his chair to watch the voluptuous receptionist leave the room.[[note]]Random trivia: that smoking hot receptionist was one Lila Leeds, remembered to history as the woman who was with Creator/RobertMitchum when Mitchum and Leeds were busted by cops for smoking marijuana, a SeriousBusiness scandal at the time.[[/note]]

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* DidIMentionItsChristmas: Set at Christmastime, seemingly for no other reason than to provide an ironic counterpoint to the story of betrayal and murder. The opening credits are presented as a stack of Christmas cards picked up one at a time, eventually revealing a gun at the bottom. Scene transitions are accompanied by a choir wordlessly singing carols in a minor key. A hardnosed cop gets distracted from his interrogation of Marlowe when the cop's daughter calls the office and starts reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas" over the phone. phone.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Marlowe is chatting with Adrienne when he pivots all the way around in his chair to watch the voluptuous receptionist leave the room.[[note]]Random trivia: that smoking hot receptionist was one Lila Leeds, remembered to history as the woman who was with Creator/RobertMitchum when Mitchum and Leeds were busted by cops for smoking marijuana, a SeriousBusiness scandal at the time.[[/note]]


* DidIMentionItsChristmas: Set at Christmastime, seemingly for no other reason than to provide an ironic counterpoint to the story of betrayal and murder. A hardnosed cop gets distracted from his interrogation of Marlowe when the cop's daughter calls the office and starts reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas" over the phone. The opening credits are presented as a stack of Christmas cards picked up one at a time, eventually revealing a gun at the bottom.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Marlowe is chatting with Adrienne when he pivots all the way around in his chair to watch the voluptuous receptionist leave the room.[[note]]Random trivia: that smoking hot receptionist was one Lila Leeds, remembered to history as the woman who was with Creator/RobertMitchum when Mitchum and Leeds were busted by cops for smoking marijuana, a SeriousBusiness scandal at the time.[[/note]]

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* DidIMentionItsChristmas: Set at Christmastime, seemingly for no other reason than to provide an ironic counterpoint to the story of betrayal and murder. The opening credits are presented as a stack of Christmas cards picked up one at a time, eventually revealing a gun at the bottom. Scene transitions are accompanied by a choir wordlessly singing carols in a minor key. A hardnosed cop gets distracted from his interrogation of Marlowe when the cop's daughter calls the office and starts reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas" over the phone. The opening credits are presented as a stack of Christmas cards picked up one at a time, eventually revealing a gun at the bottom.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Marlowe is chatting with Adrienne when he pivots all the way around in his chair to watch the voluptuous receptionist leave the room.[[note]]Random trivia: that smoking hot receptionist was one Lila Leeds, remembered to history as the woman who was with Creator/RobertMitchum when Mitchum and Leeds were busted by cops for smoking marijuana, a SeriousBusiness scandal at the time.[[/note]]


''Lady in the Lake'' is a 1947 film directed by and also starring Creator/RobertMontgomery. It is an adaptation of Creator/RaymondChandler's Literature/PhilipMarlowe novel ''The Lady in the Lake''.

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''Lady in the Lake'' is a 1947 film FilmNoir mystery directed by by, and also starring starring, Creator/RobertMontgomery. It is an adaptation of Creator/RaymondChandler's Literature/PhilipMarlowe novel ''The Lady in the Lake''.


''Lady in the Lake'' is a 1947 film directed by and also starring Creator/RobertMontgomery.

It is an adaptation of Creator/RaymondChandler's Literature/PhilipMarlowe novel ''The Lady in the Lake''. Philip Marlowe (Montgomery) is hired by Adrienne Fromsett (Audrey Totter) to find Chrystal Kingsby, faithless wife of Adrienne's boss, Derace Kingsby. Chrystal sent Kingsby a telegram claiming that she was going to Mexico to get a quickie divorce so she could marry her gigolo boyfriend, Chris Lavery. However, Lavery is still in town and says he hasn't seen Chrystal in a month. Chrystal was last seen at Derace Kingsby's estate at Little Fawn Lake, where the police have just recovered the dead body of a woman named Muriel Chess, wife of the caretaker. And Muriel knew Chris Lavery...

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''Lady in the Lake'' is a 1947 film directed by and also starring Creator/RobertMontgomery.

Creator/RobertMontgomery. It is an adaptation of Creator/RaymondChandler's Literature/PhilipMarlowe novel ''The Lady in the Lake''. Philip Lake''.

Marlowe (Montgomery) is hired by crime-fiction editor Adrienne Fromsett (Audrey Totter) to find Chrystal Kingsby, faithless wife of Adrienne's boss, Derace Kingsby. Chrystal sent Kingsby a telegram claiming that she was going to Mexico to get a quickie divorce so she could marry her gigolo boyfriend, Chris Lavery. However, Lavery is still in town and says he hasn't seen Chrystal in a month. Chrystal was last seen at Derace Kingsby's estate at Little Fawn Lake, where the police have just recovered the dead body of a woman named Muriel Chess, wife of the caretaker. And Muriel knew Chris Lavery...

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* ShoutOut: To one of Montgomery's previous films from the 1930s, ''Petticoat Fever'', while he's being confronted by [=DeGarmont=].

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