• Film



Time Out says

Quite surprising that Chandler's The Little Sister - if memory serves, the only Marlowe novel to deal at all with the Hollywood film colony - had never been filmed before. This snappy and stylish update is certainly watchable, even if it lacks the definitive status of The Big Sleep (first version) and The Long Goodbye. Garner's rumpled charm is engaging enough as he takes on a missing persons case and finds himself sinking into ever more murky waters, while Paul Bogart's solid direction and some fine supporting performances (particularly O'Connor) help to create an atmosphere of almost universal corruptability. Surprisingly, even the inclusion of some fashionable martial arts - courtesy of Bruce Lee - actually works rather well.

Release Details

  • Duration:95 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Paul Bogart
  • Screenwriter:Stirling Silliphant
  • Cast:
    • James Garner
    • Gayle Hunnicutt
    • Carroll O'Connor
    • Rita Moreno
    • Sharon Farrell
    • William Daniels
    • Jackie Coogan
    • HM Wynant
    • Bruce Lee
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