The Man with Bogart's Face
|The Man with Bogart's Face|
|Directed by||Robert Day|
|Produced by||Andrew J. Fenady|
|Written by||Andrew J. Fenady|
Yvonne De Carlo
|Music by||George Duning|
|Cinematography||Richard C. Glouner|
|Edited by||Houseley Stevenson Jr.|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
The Man with Bogart's Face (a.k.a. Sam Marlowe, Private Eye) is a 1980 comedy film, released by 20th Century Fox and based on a novel of the same name. Andrew J. Fenady, author of the novel, produced the film and wrote the screenplay.
A man calling himself Sam Marlowe (Robert Sacchi) has his face altered to resemble that of his idol, Humphrey Bogart, and then opens a detective agency. At first he and his secretary Duchess (Misty Rowe) have meager business, but things pick up after a shooting puts Sam's picture in the paper. Some ruthless people, who are coincidentally also similar to characters in Bogart films (and played by Victor Buono, Herbert Lom, and Michelle Phillips), are after a priceless set of stones called the Eyes of Alexander (from a statue of Alexander the Great), and Marlowe and Duchess are caught in the middle of it all.
- Robert Sacchi, noted for his resemblance to Bogart, has played similar roles in other movies and television shows.
- The name "Sam Marlowe" is taken from two film characters played by Bogart: Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon and Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep.
- Also appearing in this film are screen veterans George Raft (in his last film role), Yvonne De Carlo, Mike Mazurki, and Franco Nero.
- The film won the first Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song for The Man with Bogart's Face.
- The Man with Bogart's Face at the Internet Movie Database
- The Man with Bogart's Face at AllMovie
- A brief scene from the film on YouTube