Trailer of the Day: Lady in the Lake

Lady in the Lake

“Whether or not Raymond Chandler will be included in the pantheon of great American literature, he is credited with creating one of literature and cinema’s most beloved heroes, private eye Phillip Marlowe (played here by Robert Montgomery; also by Dick Powell in MURDER, MY SWEET [1944] and Humphrey Bogart in THE BIG SLEEP [1946]). In this unusual film noir, screenwriter Steve Fisher and director/star Robert Montgomery have situated Marlowe as the camera itself, his image only seen reflected in mirrors (a stratagem employed by Fassbinder in his EFFI BRIEST). Marlowe is hired to investigate a woman’s disappearance, which ultimately conceals a crime. In his directorial debut, Montgomery portrays Marlowe, whose journey is complicated by two beauties, played by Jayne Meadows and Audrey Totter.”—PF (105 mins.)

LADY IN THE LAKE screens on Tuesday, April 30 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Literature Into Film series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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