RARA-AVIS: Re: Marlowe

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 01 Jul 2003

Jack wrote:

>BTW, I didn't like Montgomery and never saw
>Garner that I remember...

I agree -- Robert "Kiss my lens, baby" Mongomery was dreadful. Puffy, pasty, soft -- everything the Marlowe of the novels isn't. And the gimmicky, self-conscious film didn't help.

Garner at least looked the part. And he's a much better actor than Montgomery. He might have worked in a better film -- one perhaps actually set in the forties. As it was, MARLOWE just came off as a little too 1960s-pseudo-groovy. And what was Kato doing there? Was the Green Hornet sick that day?


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