Watch Now: MARLOWE
In 1949, Raymond Chandler wrote the novel The Little Sister as the fifth entry in his series about private investigator Phillip Marlowe and then in 1969, director Paul Bogart finally brought it to life on the big screen. Marlowe follows James Garner as the titular character (taking over the mantel from Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery and Dick Powell), a much funnier version of the detective than in previous iterations and as such, a much more faithful adaptation. He gets hired by Orfamay Quest (Sharon Farell) to find her brother who disappeared in Los Angeles. During his investigation, Marlowe keeps finding dead bodies (of people who knew Orfamay’s brother) with ice picks in them, so he starts to suspect there is more to this case than meets the eye.
Supporting cast members include Rita Moreno and the legendary Bruce Lee, whose own, undubbed voice we get to hear for the first time (Enter the Dragon is the second film where that is the case). He portrays a henchman called Winslow Wong, sent to threaten Marlowe by destroying his office in a rather impressive manner, displaying the skills that would make him so influential. This was also the first and last time Bruce Lee played a villain.