Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Movie Editions: Marlowe (The Little Sister)
Man, it's been a long time since I saw this flick. I didn't realize how long until I saw Rita Morena in a guest shot recently on In Plain Sight. Rita is one of two things I remember from this movie. The other is the scene where Bruce Lee does a flying kick off the roof of a building.
Marlowe (1969) was the first and only film version of The Little Sister. I'm pretty sure it was also the first (of three) Marlowe stories moved from its proper setting into the "present". In this case, as I recall, the updating was not too distracting, while the later attempts were disastrous.
Too bad they latched onto this "Marlboro Country" theme for the advertising, because it produced one butt-ugly poster. I have a copy of the 1-sheet (at bottom), but only unfolded it once to look at it. Who would want that atrocity on their wall?