Marlowe, Miss Adrienne likes to romanticize. And as for you, I don't know what you're doing in this. It must have been a slip of my tongue. Investigating a man in his own organization. If I Should Die Before I Live. Your wife was mixed up with Lavery. Only the ones in skirts.
The audience sees only what he does. For pity's sakes, I have oil all over my glove. They're bringing him down now. Whether I'm talking to cops or not, my clients' names are their business. You're here about some kind of a story, aren't you? And where's the customer located? Please don't let me waste any more of it. But as to her past life, her background, it's blank. Publication date 1943 Media type Print hardback and paperback Pages 216 pp Preceded by Followed by The Lady in the Lake is a 1943 by featuring the Los Angeles.
I'll let you know what Lavery says. If he catches me, I'll go to the clink. I've been pushed around too much in this world. Now, why don't you go on about your shopping. But let's get back to the woman angle.
It's none of your affair. But, what most do not know, Robert montgomery was a real hero, not only for his naval record but his taken on organized crime in Hollywood and also the communist there too. Why are you so suspicious? Last time I saw you, I told you not to start trouble in my district. Take me with you anywhere. But that's the way all private dicks end up. I might have killed someone, but it doesn't matter, it has nothing to do with it. I'm not to fall in love with you and I'm not to see Lavery.
He'll start on the prowl, looking for me with a cold howling heart of hate. You talk my language, Mrs. And tell your boss not to send a boy in to do a man's work. The script was adapted from the Raymond Chandler novel; and Robert Montgomery directed and stars as private eye Philip Marlowe. Listen, Marlowe, there've been two deaths.
Marlowe to try and find Chrystal. Muriel Ches married your boss's caretaker. It might happen to you. Reviews of the film were not appreciative of the new approach. Marlowe, do you always fall in love with your clients? Awfully glad you like it.
Maybe you could find something else. Are you that sore at DeGarmot? Make a note of that. She's dead, and the corpse we have here is named Chris. No, Dick, it won't do. Bromley, the one who's been here the longest. The teeth I've got, I'd like to keep. Chris Lavery was supposed to be the guy Kingsby's wife ran off with.
I highly recommend this film to anyone with a taste for adventure and suspense. Once in a while, boys like you have to make it the hard way. I don't think her little scheme is going to work. There wouldn't be enough evidence. If I get casually beat up along the way, that's all right with you, isn't it? Take it out and put more blood in. DeGarmont slaps Marlowe, and the two men scuffle.
Marlowe returns to Bay City to interview Lavery again. Notable for its removal of Marlowe from his usual Los Angeles environs for much of the book, the novel's complicated plot initially deals with the case of a missing woman in a small mountain town some 80 miles 130 km from the city. Not for all the money in the world. I'll say it doesn't, peeper. How did you get in here without being announced? Well, you'd better hurry up. He left me there, soaked in alcohol. There's apt to be bitterness.
I was tired of being pushed around for nickels and dimes. All right, let's hear yours. Chrystal Kingsby has been gone a month. Who wants to live with pigeons? I think he covered up for her and wants to keep you quiet. How about going inside, or doesn't Southern hospitality extend that far? Doesn't your clock work either? It's always nice to see one of our writers, Mr. Let's wrap you up real pretty, shall we? Just don't forget what I said. And I wanted to love this picture.