The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Elliott Gould
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Elliott Gould
Elliott Gould
, Nina Van Pallandt
Nina Van Pallandt
, Sterling Hayden
Sterling Hayden
Robert Altman


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"It's OK with me...." Applying his deconstructive eye to the "film noir" tradition, Robert Altman updated Raymond Chandler in his 1973 version of Chandler's novel, The Long Goodbye. Smart-aleck, cat-loving private eye Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) is certain that his friend Terry Lennox (Jim Bouton) isn't a wife-killer, even after the cops throw Marlowe in jail for not cooperating with their investigation into Lennox's subsequent disappearance. Once he gets out of jail, Marlowe starts to conduct his own search when he discovers that mysterious blonde Eileen Wade (Nina Van Pallandt), who hired him to find her alcoholic novelist husband Roger (Sterling Hayden), lives on the same Malibu street as the absent Lennox and his deceased spouse. As numerous variations on the title song play in unexpected places, Marlowe encounters a shady doctor (Henry Gibson), a bottle-wielding gangster (director Mark Rydell), and a guard aping Barbara Stanwyck (among other stars), before heading to Mexico to stumble onto the truth once and for all.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2014
UPC: 0738329148720
Original Release: 1973
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 193

Special Features

"Rip Van Marlowe" featurette with Rogert Altman and Elliott Gould; American Cinematographer 1973 article intro with animation; Vilmos Zxigmond flashes The Long Goodbye; Five radio spots; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elliott Gould Philip Marlowe
Nina Van Pallandt Eileen Wade
Sterling Hayden Roger Wade
Master Henry Gibson Dr. Veeringer
Mark Rydell Marty Augustine
Jim Bouton Terry Lennox
Rutanya Alda Rutanya Sweet
David Arkin Harry
Warren Berlinger Morgan
Jo Ann Brody Jo Ann Eggenweiler
Pepe Callahan Pepe
David Carradine Prisoner
Steve Coit Detective Farmer
Eddie Constantine Actor
Pancho Cordoba Doctor
John Davies Detective Dayton
Danny Goldman Bartender
Jerry Jones Detective Green
Herb Kerns Herbie
Jack Knight Hood
Enrique Lucero Jake
Helen Mirren Actor
Vincent Palmieri Vince
Jack Riley Piano Player
Ken Sansom Colony Guard
Arnold Schwarzenegger Augustine's Hood
Sybil Scotford Real Estate Lady
Leslie Simms Olive (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director
Bill Miller Makeup
Leigh Brackett Screenwriter
Elliott Kastner Executive Producer
Lou Lombardo Editor
Johnny Mercer Songwriter
Tommy Thompson Asst. Director
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer
Jerry Bick Producer
John V. Speak Sound/Sound Designer
Raymond Chandler Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Long Goodbye
1. Chapter 1 [:11]
2. Chapter 2 [12:44]
3. Chapter 3 [22:16]
4. Chapter 4 [20:15]
5. Chapter 5 [15:13]
6. Chapter 6 [10:30]
7. Chapter 7 [9:18]
8. Chapter 8 [11:04]
9. Chapter 9 [10:40]

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