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Chandler (1971)

GP | | Crime, Drama | 1 December 1971 (USA)
A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.

Director:

Paul Magwood

Writers:

Paul Magwood (story), John Sacret Young
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren Oates ... Chandler
Leslie Caron ... Katherine Creighton
Alex Dreier ... Ross J. Carmady
Mitchell Ryan ... Charles 'Chuck' Kincaid
Gordon Pinsent ... John Melchior
Charles McGraw ... Bernie Oakman
Richard Loo ... Leo
Gloria Grahame ... Selma
Royal Dano ... Sal Sachese (scenes deleted)
Walter Burke ... Zeno
Marianne McAndrew ... Angel Carter
Scatman Crothers ... Smoke
Lal Baum Lal Baum ... Waxwell
Charles Shull Charles Shull ... Binder Ransin
John Mitchum ... Rudy, Bartender
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Storyline

A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.

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Taglines:

Chandler is a private eye. It's a hard way to make a living... and an easy way to die.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Open Shadow See more »

Filming Locations:

Pebble Beach, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character Bernie Oakman may have been a nod to Marlowe' s a friend in the D.A. 's office Bernie Ohls. See more »

Goofs

When Carmady shoots the man in the parking garage elevator, he falls over backward into the elevator. Next time we see him, he has fallen forward, face down, with half his body out of the elevator. See more »

Quotes

Katherine Creighton: What are you?
Chandler: I'm a relic.
Katherine Creighton: I can see that.
Chandler: I got tired. Thought I'd go up to San Quentin, and strap myself into an electric chair.
Katherine Creighton: Except at San Quentin, it's the gas chamber...
[laughs]
Katherine Creighton: Nothing ever works out.
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Connections

Featured in Warren Oates: Across the Border (1993) See more »

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Oates is great
6 October 1999 | by quincey-2See all my reviews

Warren Oates was one of the most valuable character actors of >his day and is always a pleasure to watch. In "Chandler" he >plays a private detective who is not quite clever enough for the >predicament he finds himself in. The plot is clever and the >relationship between Oates and Caron is off-b


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