Philip Marlowe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Philip Marlowe tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
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Usage

In literature:

Sir Philip was up when she went down stairs, and walking on the terrace with Marlow.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
With Marlow, Sir Philip Hastings was more free and communicative than with any one else.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3, June, 1851" by Various
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In news:

Philip Marlowe didn't worry about stretching a pound and a half of ground beef when company drops in.
Robert Altman, far left, directing Nina Van Pallandt and Elliott Gould in his 1973 film "The Long Goodbye," based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel featuring the archetypal private detective Philip Marlowe.
0 Benjamin Black, aka John Banville, right, is to revive Raymond Chandler's, left, Philip Marlowe hard-boiled detective character, played by Humphrey Bogart, center.
He also wrote about the genre and in much the same hard-boiled style of his own Philip Marlowe.
A disappointing retread of the Philip Marlowe genre (1966), with Paul Newman a bit too sassy and self-consciously virile for Chandler's knight and the plot conventions a bit too carelessly used by director Jack Smight.
There's murder afoot at the Tyler Public Library , and Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple and Philip Marlowe must find the killer before the Library is lost.
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