Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Mohr or less correct

From: William Denton (
Date: 27 Sep 2006

On 26 September 2006, briannthorntonn wrote:

> You know, it's funny, but although I thought that some of the scripts
> in Mohr's turn at the helm as Marlowe were sub-par, and Mohr could be
> a bit "jaunty" for the role sometimes (based on my reading of
> Chandler's works), when he had to be tough, he was pretty good for the
> part, and I'm thinking especially of the episode where he played
> Marlowe in "The King In Yellow" (adapted from the Chandler short of
> the same name), he really was terrific.

Was it that Marlowe who'd talk to his secretary at the start of each episode and finish the intro by saying his latest case involved "a pink flamingo, a polka-dot tie, and a bump on the head" or some other improbable trio? Or was that the Sam Spade show, with Sam phoning Effie? That radio adaptation was completely unlike the book. I don't think Marlowe or Spade were converted well to radio back then, unless you forget their origins and enjoy them as almost unrelated shows.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : :

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