RARA-AVIS: Re: Harper (1966)

From: Dick Lochte (dlochte@gmail.com)
Date: 02 Apr 2009

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    Not to be a completist or anything, but there was a half-hour adaptation of the Macdonald short, Find the Woman, on (as I recall) Schlitz Playhouse in the late fifties. The detective was not named Archer at that point, though he became Archer when the short stories were collected. Michael Rennie was the PI. And, as Tom Nolan's terrific biography of Macdonald notes, The Three Roads was adapted by a Toronto film company for a 1986 movie titled alternately Double Negative or Deadly Companion. Michael Sarrazin and Susan Clark starred, with John Candy in the cast.

    There've also been a couple of radio adaptations, notably an unabridged full-cast version of Sleeping Beauty.

    Dick Lochte

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