Philip Marlowe, Private Eye

Season 2 Episode 3

Pickup on Noon Street

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Aired Unknown May 11, 1986 on HBO
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Pickup on Noon Street
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Marlowe's out to find the killer of a young girl, but he may have the chance to save another one. When he comes to the aid of Token Ware, a cigarette girl in a nightclub, Marlowe gets fingered by the law as the prime suspect in an extortion scheme. Now, he has to tangle with an actor who's got shady tastes in young women, his agent who only wants to keep it quiet, a club owner who's as slimy as they come and a musclebound thug who only wants Marlowe dead.moreless

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  • A new season, a new style, a new look for Marlowe.

    8.4
    Watching this episode (the first produced for Season 2) is a bit shocking after the five of Season 1. The film quality is noticeably improved, and the budget appears to have amped up. The colors are brighter, the world that Marlowe inhabits feels more real. And some big names pop up, with an appearance by future Mrs. Mike Tyson, Robin Givens.



    The story here is nothing fantastic, and it doesn't rival any of the Season 1 episodes, but there is a nice chemistry between Powers Boothe and Givens that, while not romantic, is incredibly tender and caring. Marlowe is the true knight errant in this one, storming the castle at the climax to save the damsel in distress. Nice support including the menacing club owner and the foppish actor. After a season of "Violets Magee," it was nice to see a more adversarial relationship with the cops, in the form of Ken Pogue's Lt. Angus.



    Visually, Philip Marlowe looks better, but the quality of the acting and stories has not changed between seasons.moreless

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