The Brasher Doubloon (1947) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Brasher Doubloon1947

The Brasher Doubloon (1947)





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This little-known film noir is based on a Raymond Chandler tale and features the original tough-as-nails gumshoe, Philip Marlowe who begins working for an odd, but extremely rich widow. She asks him to search for a rare coin. Marlowe's investigation leads him into a deadly web of extortion involving thugs, suspicious characters, and the woman's psycho secretary, who remains loyal to protect a damning secret.


George Montgomery
as Philip Marlowe
Nancy Guild
as Merle Davis
Conrad Janis
as Leslie Murdock
Roy Roberts
as Police Lt. Breeze
Florence Bates
as Mrs. Murdock
Robert Adler
as Sgt. Spangler
Bob Adler
as Sgt. Spangler
Jack Conrad
as George Anson
Alfred Linder
as Eddie Prue
Jack Overman
as Manager
Ray Spiker
as Figaro
Paul Maxey
as Coroner
Reed Hadley
as Dr. Moss
Edward Gargan
as Truck Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Brasher Doubloon

All Critics (3)

... something of a B+ movie, a low-budget treatment of Raymond Chandler's "The High Window" made with ambition and style, at least in key scenes.

March 24, 2013 | Full Review…

Entertaining on its own merits as a B-grade thriller, but certainly not the best film version of a Raymond Chandler novel.

July 28, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5

It's just smart enough of a film noir to be considered a classic.

April 2, 2003 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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