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There's plenty of trouble for private eye Philip Marlowe when millionaire Henry Jeeter hires him to buy off Harriet Huntress, the beautiful but unsuitable girlfriend of his nephew and heir, Gerald. When Gerald is murdered with Harriet's gun, Marlowe finds plenty of people with motives, including nightclub owner Marty Estel, and the smooth and handsome chauffeur, George.
Token Ware, is a naïve cigarette girl with dreams of Hollywood stardom. Trimmer Waltz, offers to help her meet all the right people, but what he has in mind is to do a favour for Roger Eaton, a charming , over-the-hill movie idol with an eye for young girls. While investigating the murder of another Hollywood hopeful, Philip Marlowe uncovers Trimmer's vice ring and the plans he has for Token.
Marlowe is hired to sniff out blackmailers who are bothering Rhonda Farr (Melody Anderson), movie queen and girlfriend of racketeer Lucky Landry (Allan Royal). When Rhonda is kidnapped, Marlowe unravels a complicated scheme of revenge that ends at Landry's one-time partner, Johnny.
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- Premiered: April 27, 1986
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled shamus works 1930s L.A. in this stylish limited-run HBO series. Five episodes aired in 1983, and another six in 1986. (more)