Philip Marlowe, Private Eye

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Philip Marlowe, Private Eye
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye S1.jpg
Genre Mystery
Written by Raymond Chandler
Jo Eisinger
Jeremy Hole
Jesse L. Lasky, Jr.
Pat Silver
Murray Smith
Jaron Summers
Directed by Bryan Forbes
Sidney Hayers
Peter R. Hunt
Robert Iscove
Allan King
Mark Lavant
Starring Powers Boothe
Opening theme "Marlowe's Theme" performed by Moe Koffman
Composer(s) John Cameron
Samuel Matlovsky
Country of origin United States
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 11 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Gabriel Katzka
Producer(s) Jon Slan
David Wickes
Editor(s) Bill Lenny
Ronald Sanders
Cinematography Frank Beascoechea
Rene Ohashi
Michael Reed
Running time 45–48 minutes
Original channel HBO (United States)
ITV (United Kingdom)
Audio format Monaural
Original run April 16, 1983 (1983-04-16) – June 3, 1986 (1986-06-03)

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye is an American mystery series that aired on HBO in the United States from April 16, 1983 through June 3, 1986, and on ITV in the United Kingdom. The series features Powers Boothe as Raymond Chandler's titular character, and was the first drama produced for HBO.[1]


The series chronicles the cases of private detective Philip Marlowe. Set in Los Angeles during the 1930s, storylines were adapted from Chandler's short stories. Philip Marlowe, Private Eye aired in two short runs beginning in April 1983 to June 1983 in the US and May 1984 in the UK. The second run began in April 1986 and ended in June 1986.[2]



Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1983 CableACE Awards Nominated Actor in a Dramatic Presentation Powers Boothe
1987 Actress in a Dramatic Series Kate Reid
(For episode "Trouble Is My Business")
1987 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards Best Cinematography in TV Drama Rene Ohashi
1986 Gemini Awards Best Writing in a Dramatic Program/Series (TV Adaptation) Jeremy Hole
Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series Rene Ohashi
Best Pay TV Drama Jon Slan
Best Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Samuel Matlovsky


  1. ^ "Interview With David Wickes". Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  2. ^ Widdicombe, Toby (2001). A Reader's Guide to Raymond Chandler. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 177. ISBN 0-313-30767-9. 

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