Lady in the Lake (1947)

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Robert Montgomery is the director and star of the film noir mystery Lady in the Lake, adapted for the screen by source novelist Raymond Chandler. Montgomery plays detective Philip Marlowe, a private eye who just wants to publish his own crime stories. Kingsby Publications editor Adrienne Fromsett (Audrey Totter) meets with Marlowe, but offers him a job as a detective instead of a writer. She wants him to find the missing wife of her boss, Mr. Kingsby (Leon Ames). (Adrienne wants them to proceed … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Classics
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Written By: Steve Fisher, Raymond Chandler
On DVD: Jul 18, 2006
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Warner Home Video

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as Philip Marlowe

as Adrienne Fromsett

as Lt. DeGarmot

as Capt. Kane

as Derace Kingsby

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Critic Reviews for Lady in the Lake

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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completely misinterprets the joys of film noir

Full Review… | June 28, 2009
Filmcritic.com

...the movie is different, and one can hardly say that Lady in the Lake is anything less than entertaining for most of its running time.

Full Review… | July 15, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Lady in the Lake

½

Though the fist person point of view may be an annoying gimmick that slows down the plot, it's an interesting excercise with some sequences full of oppresive atmosphere and suspense, for instance when Marlowe discovers the body; also the car chase and the ending.

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Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

This has some great stuff in it, but it's too mediocre to give it really high marks. The POV stuff can be a bit on the boring and uninteresting side, which is why I think it failed a bit for me.

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Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

½

Tough little noir. The audience POV is a gimmick but not one that ruins the enjoyment of the film, actually what could have been dispensed with was when Montgomery shows up sporadically to provide info for the viewer which would have been better as a voice over. Totter is a great noir heroine, pretty but with a hardness to her features and attitudes that make her perfect for the genre.

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jay nixon

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