The Brasher Doubloon (Full Screen)

The Brasher Doubloon (Full Screen)
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Item:  FOXCA 57136D
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DVD Features:

  • ASPECT RATIO 4:3 (FULL FRAME)
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1947
  • Label: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Philip Marlowe is retained to recover a rare and valuable coin that turns out to be a medium of exchange for blackmail information and the key to the murderer of a cameraman.

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Raymond Chandler's famed detective Philip Marlowe (George Montgomery) is hired by a rich, eccentric widow, Mrs. Murdock (Florence Bates) to find and return a stolen gold coin. Marlowe quickly finds himself involved an a case which includes robbery, blackmail and murder. Just as Marlowe begins to solve the mystery, he is savagely beaten by Vannier (Fritz Kortner). Marlowe finally puts all the pieces of the puzzle together when he discovers a blackmail scheme involving Murdock's mentally-ill secretary, Merle Davis (Nancy Guild) which leads him to suspect his employer. THE BRASHER DOUBLOON, adapted from Chandler's novel, THE HIGH WINDOW, and beautifully photographed by Lloyd Ahern captures a proper film noir sensibility with its moody, low-key images and dense, dark background shots, while failing to capture the complexity of the novel. Director John Brahm, who also directed the excellent films THE LODGER and HANGOVER SQUARE, is disappointing, failing to create the depth of characterization and plot which he showed in these films. THE BRASHER DOUBLOON remains bland, with undistinguished acting by the entire cast. The only exception is Fritz Kortner, a veteran character actor molded in the expressionist cinema of pre-war Berlin, who creates the grotesque character of Vannier, bringing a sense of evil vitality to an otherwise bland production.

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Rating 5.0 UNDERRATED PHILLIP MARLOWE GEM Movie Lover: from LOUISVILLE, KY US -- January, 12, 2016

COMING AT THE CLIMAX OF A FOUR FILM PHILLIP MARLOWE PHENOMENON OF THE 1940S, THE BRASHER DOUBLOON, ADAPTED FROM RAYMOND CHANDLER'S THE HIGH WINDOW, IS A GEM OF THE MARLOWE OEUVRE. GEORGE MONTGOMERY PLAYS MARLOWE WITH A TONGUE-IN-CHEEK YET AGGRESSIVE STYLE AS HE INVESTIGATES THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE TITULAR COIN FROM WEALTHY FLORENCE BATES. MONTGOMERY ENCOUNTERS ALLURING YET ENSLAVED FEMME NANCY GUILD, MANIPULATIVE SON CONRAD JANIS (MORK AND MINDY) IN AN EARLY ROLE, PHOTOGRAPHER FRITZ KORNER (WITH NAZI SHADINGS) AND WEARY DETECTIVE ROY ROBERTS WHO MUST PENETRATE THE MAZE OF MARLOWE'S EXPLOITS. BRASHER IS A TALE OF DECEPTION, BLACKMAIL AND INTRIGUE THAT REVEALS THE TRUTH IN A FILM RECOLLECTION INVOLVING THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF BATES' HUSBAND. WHILE NOT HAVING THE REPUTATION OF MURDER, MY SWEET, THE ORIGINAL THE BIG SLEEP OR LADY IN THE LAKE EARLIER IN THE DECADE, THIS 1947 PHILLIP MARLOWE P.I. CLASSIC EVOKES THE CHANDLER MYSTIQUE IN TIS TIGHTLY DIRECTED FILM VERSION BY JOHN BRAHM. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED FOR DEVOTEES OF THE FILM NOIR P.I. THRILLER, ESPECIALLY THIS ONE IN HAUNTING BLACK-AND-WHITE.


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  • Sales Rank: 10,275
  • UPC: 024543857136
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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