- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 4, 2010
- Originally Released: 1971
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Detectives - some officers of the law, some outside the law and all of them modern knight errants caught up in a jigsaw puzzle of death and dark deeds - were out in force on 1971 screens in Dirty Harry, The French Connection, Get Carter, Klute, Shaft and in the lesser-known but intriguing tale of hard-luck, old-school shamus Chandler. Warren Oates (The Wild Bunch) portrays the non romantic ex-P.I. (the name is an homage to detective novelist Raymond Chandler), who ditches his rent-a-cop job to return to sleuthing. His first gig: meet a woman (Leslie Caron) arriving at L.A.'s Union Station. But it turns out there's more to the job, a lot more. Like keeping the woman and himself alive.
In this murder mystery, a private investigator falls for the former mistress of a racketeer who is slated to be a witness for the state. He is supposed to be quietly guarding her.