"Get this, and get it straight: Crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave."
Raymond Chandler's tough, capable, smart-talking creation Philip Marlowe is one of the best-known fictional investigators in America. Through Marlowe's gaze, the translucent light of the L.A. basin comes to life, the nighttime smell of jasmine and sage, the sudden storms that cause traffic wrecks, and the desert winds that set nerves on edge.
Van Heflin and Gerald Mohr each play the title role in these electric episodes, cracking wise with the of angry glee of a take-charge operative who careens, cajoles, shoves, shouts, and sometime shoots his way to a solution in his quest for a stolen object, a missing person, or a killer needing to be found. Includes two Van Heflin episodes never before available to the public since their original broadcast.
Includes 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes, and a Program Guide by Tom Nolan.
EPISODES INCLUDE: The Red Wind 06-17-47; The Daring Young Dame on the Flying Trapeze 07-01-47; The King in Yellow 07-08-47; Trouble Is My Business 08-05-47; Robin and the Hood 08-19-47; Where There's a Will 10-17-48; The Last Laugh 04-02-49; The Ebony Link 05-28-49; The Dude From Manhattan 07-02-49; The August Lion 08-06-49; The Tale of the Mermaid 10-01-49; The Torch Carriers 01-07-50; Hairpin Turn 01-28-50; Ladies' Night 02-21-50; The Sword of Seibu 03-28-50; The Bedside Manner 05-30-50; The Gold Cobra 06-21-50; The Last Wish 07-19-50; The Fifth Mask 09-08-50; The Fatted Calf 09-24-50