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Is it true that Hawks had to telegram Raymond Chandler to ask who had killed a character (the chaffeur?) And then got the response "I don't know."
Chandler was testy - he knew damn well what went on. Joe Brody is about to get it in the next scene - another man who's not smart all the way around the course. Agnes shoulda tried selling real grapefruit.
Hawks in interview: "I asked him [Chandler] to explain who killed so-and-so. He wired back and said it was George somebody. I said it couldn't be George; he was down at the beach at that time. He wired back and said, 'Then I don't know either.' Actually we didn't care. it was the first time I made a picture and just decided I wasn't going to explain things. I was just going to try and make good scenes."My guess is that Hawks is having fun with his interviewer...Crime and comic bookshttp://squeezegutalley.wordpress.com
Agnes: 'Well, so long, copper. Wish me luck. I got a raw deal.' Marlowe: 'Hey, your kind always does.'
Back in the day porn was sold at rare book stores.
... and the scene with the girl down in the bookstore down the street where Bogey stays for a while. Wow.
That girl in the bookstore was a pre-platinum Dorothy Malone!
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