Philip Marlowe, Private Eye

Season 1 Episode 3

Finger Man

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Aired Unknown Apr 30, 1983 on HBO

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  • Trivia

    • Marlowe's license number is 137596. (Coincidentally, this is also Sam Spade's license number.)

    • Ed Bishop, who appears in this episode as a district attorney, played Philip Marlowe in a series of BBC Radio adaptations of the Chandler novels in the 1970s and 1980s.

  • Quotes

    • Marlowe: (while being frisked) More muscle in this town than in a fifty cent steak.

    • Girl in the Car: What's your name?
      Marlowe: Violets.
      Girl: Violets?!
      Marlowe: Violets Magee. It was worse for my father. His name was Hyacinth. We're all florists.

    • Sally Glen: Lou was right about you. You're a hell of a guy.
      Marlowe: I know. Heart as big as an olive pit.

    • Frank Dorr: Shall I put you in the picture?
      Marlowe: No thanks. If I'm not in the picture, I can't get framed.

    • Marlowe: You don't love me anymore, Violets.
      Magee: I got a feeling I'm gonna love you all the way to Death Row.

  • Notes

    • "Finger Man" was originally published by Raymond Chandler in 1934. It featured an unnamed narrator who was later changed to Philip Marlowe when the story was republished.

    • "Finger Man" was originally published by Raymond Chandler in 1934. It featured an unnamed narrator who was later changed to Philip Marlowe when the story was republished.

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