Movie Summaries

The Chase (1946) Summary

World War II veteran and penniless drifter, Chuck Scott suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder in Miami. When he finds a…

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Out of the Past (1947) Summary

Out of the Past begins when Joe Stefanos drives into Bridgeport, California as he looks for private detective Jeff Markham.

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Female Jungle (1956) Summary

When movie star, Monica Madison, gets out of her cab outside the Can Can Club, someone strangles her to death.…

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The Maltese Falcon (1941) Summary

Based on Dashiell Hammett's book of the same name, The Maltese Falcon begins in San Francisco, 1941. Ruth Wonderly arrives…

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Out of Sight (1998) Summary

Based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name, Out of Sight begins with convicted bank robber, Jack Foley, storming…

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Murder, My Sweet (1944) Summary

Based on the Raymond Chandler book Farewell, My Lovely, Edward Dmytryk's film, Murder, My Sweet begins with Philip Marlowe blindfolded…

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Phantom Lady (1944) Summary

Robert Siodmak's Phantom Lady begins with a miserable Scott Henderson sitting alone at a bar. He planned to take his…

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The Woman In The Window (1944) Summary

In Fritz Lang's The Woman in the Window, the family of Psychology Professor, Richard Wanley, leaves for a vacation without…

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Chinatown (1974) Summary

In Roman Polanski's Chinatown, Ida Sessions impersonates Evelyn Mulwray for a few hours in order to hire private investigator, J.…

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The Big Sleep (1946) Summary

In Howard Hawk's 'The Big Sleep', General Sternwood asks Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, to come visit him at his mansion.…

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