RARA-AVIS: TMF - surprises & sequel?

Philip Benz (Philip.Benz@wanadoo.fr)
Thu, 18 Feb 1999 13:24:11 +0100 <<*Beat the Devil* had many of the same cast members, but they weren't
playing the same characters, so it's not a *TMF* sequel, anymore than
Huston's follow-up to *TMF*, *Across the Pacific* is. - Jim Doherty>>

I was surprised to see this touted as a sequel too. Indeed, from the
setup at the end of TMF, one would certainly not expect to see Marlowe
embroiled in it. Gutman and Cairo, certainly. Wilmer and O'Shaugnessy,
not unless one or both of them escaped. But Spade seems too smart to go
traipsing off to Europe and parts unknown for a long shot at some dough
and a good chance of getting bumped off by these pathetic crooks.

Perhaps Gutman and Cairo could fall afoul of Maigret?

Whatever the eventual complications, it looks to me like the field is
wide open for a sequel. If this were a writers' list, I'd propose a
round robin...

Cheers, --- Phil
Lyc饠Astier, Aubenas, France

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