Lady in the Lake
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Robert Montgomery is the director and star of the film noir mystery Lady in the Lake, adapted for the screen by source novelist Raymond Chandler. Montgomery plays detective Philip Marlowe, a private eye who just wants to publish his own crime stories. Kingsby Publications editor Adrienne Fromsett (Audrey Totter) meets with Marlowe, but offers him a job as a detective instead of a writer. She wants him to find the missing wife of her boss, Mr. Kingsby (Leon Ames). (Adrienne wants them to proceed with their divorce so she can marry Kingsby herself.) Marlowe accepts the job and goes looking for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"completely misinterprets the joys of film noir"
‑ Paul Brenner,
"Flawed but brilliant experiment by Montgomery using a subjective camera. Extraordinary musical track, too."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...the movie is different, and one can hardly say that Lady in the Lake is anything less than entertaining for most of its running time."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The subjective camera gimmick wears thin after a while. Montgomery is too light for Marlowe."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Chandler's story, which might be his finest, somehow comes through this gimmicky filmmaking experiment intact enough though much scathed."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A daring experiment that utterly, utterly failed."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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