Hands up, Philip Marlowe!

Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe was the quintessential noir detective. Created in 1939, Marlowe talked tough and acted tougher. He said he was  “an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.” Marlowe was popular on radio, but only three film versions of Philip Marlowe are available on public domain sites.

Listen to Raymond Chandler in conversation with Ian Fleming

Several radio shows debate the works of Raymond Chandler:

As for the novels, none of them have turned up in English public domain archives, although there is a French translation of The Big Sleep available from Bouquineux.com

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