Whether he's on the trail of a ruthless kidnapper, or entangled in a gruesome murder of a Hollywood Hopeful, Philip Marlowe always gets his man. Set in the smog-shrouded streets of 1930's Los Angeles and telling the classic stories from the famous mystery author Raymond Chandler. Starring Powers Booth, Chandler's vivid world is one of corruption, blackmail, sudden death and fear, people by some of the most colourful characters in American fiction. Shot through with wit and humour, Marlowe explores back alleys and millionaires mansions in a fast moving kaleidoscope of good time girls, crooked politicians and dangerous gunmen. Faithful to the original stories, filmed in period and beautifully made.