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The Brasher Doubloon

6.4
50
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Original title
The Brasher Doubloon
Year
Running time
72 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Dorothy Bennett, Leonard Praskins (Novel: Raymond Chandler)
Music
David Buttolph
Cinematography
Lloyd Ahern (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Twentieth Century Fox Film
Genre
Film noir. Mystery. Drama | Crime. B Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Philip Marlowe gets involved when limp-wristed and snidely Leslie Murdock steals a rare doubloon from his mother to give to a newsreel photographer in exchange for film that is being used for blackmail purposes. Marlowe's involvement has him encounter a girl who goes into hysterics when touched by a man; a husband-killing woman; three corpses; a couple of scuffles in which he gets his clock cleaned; a secretary who thinks she has killed her boss, which is the reason Raymond Chandler called his story "The High Window", and a son (who qualifies as a S.O.B. by two definitions) who blackmails his widowed mother.
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