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Chandler's novel was made into a film starring Bogart as Marlowe and Bacall as Vivian. Bogart embodies pretty much everything we want to see in a tough hardboiled detective, and this movie was an instant classic. Watch it. Like, now.
Robert Mitchum takes on the main role in this version. Some say that they like Mitchum's portrayal of Marlowe, even more than Bogart's classic portrayal. We'll leave it up to you to decide who's better.
Total awesomeness. This is only interview ever recorded with Chandler, and it just so happens to be with the guy that wrote the James Bond novels. Worlds colliding.
If this doesn't make you want to watch the whole movie, then we don't know what will.
Here's Chandler in his forties, hard at work churning out that hardboiled prose.
Photographer Catherine Corman captures Chandler's gritty Los Angeles in her book Daylight Noir.
Nothing beats a vintage 1940s movie poster with the celebrated Bogart and Bacall duo.
And we can't forget about the movie poster of gun-toting Robert Mitchum playing Marlowe, either.