ALEX CROSS
2012, Summit Entertainment, 101 min, USA, Dir: Rob Cohen

Washington DC detective Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) learns that a family member has been murdered, and vows to find the diabolical serial killer (Matthew Fox), who goes by “Picasso.” Based on the best-selling James Patterson novel Cross. With Giancarlo Esposito.


THE BRASHER DOUBLOON
1947, Janus Films, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm

When a rare coin appears to be connected to a string of murders, ace detective Philip Marlowe is on the case. George Montgomery plays Marlowe in this twisty adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The High Window.


MURDER, MY SWEET
1944, Warner Bros., 95 min, USA, Dir: Edward Dmytryk

In this adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel Farewell, My Lovely, quintessential L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe searches for an ex-con's girlfriend but, as always, winds up swimming in deceit and double crosses, all of it washing up at a lavish Malibu beach house. Featuring former hoofer Dick Powell as Marlowe, and Claire Trevor as the fabulous femme fatale.


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