Ex-con Moose (Jack O'Halloran) hires private eye Phillip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) to find his long-lost girlfriend, Velma, a lounge singer. The lounge owner's wife says she's dead, but Marlowe remains skeptical. Meanwhile, Marlowe also goes on a routine ransom exchange for a necklace and gets knocked out and framed for murder. He eventually finds the necklace's owner, blonde bombshell Helen Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) but, more importantly, evidence that the two cases are connected.
Director: Dick Richards
Producer: George Pappas and Jerry Bruckheimer
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Miles, John Ireland, Jack O'Halloran, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Stanton, Jim Thompson, John O'Leary, Kate Murtagh, Walter McGinn, Jimmie Archer, Joe Spinell, Sylvester Stallone, Burton Gilliam, Ted Gehring, Logan Ramsey and Jack Bernardi