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Trouble Was His Business -- Raymond Chandler

March 13, 2009 | 10:00 am



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Filming at the Bradbury Building, which is filled with garment workers!

"...The dialogue, as clever as it was then, had become totally dated. I couldn't use 90% of it."

-- Stirling Silliphant,
screenwriter
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Kevin Thomas writes a feature about filming Chandler's novel "The Little Sister" while it was in production in 1968. A special surprise for me: Sugar Giese, the dance captain at the Florentine Gardens in the 1940s, turns up as an extra.

Although "The Little Sister" was only 19 years old, Los Angeles had changed so much that it was impossible to make a period film, Thomas said. The movie, with an updated setting, was eventually released with the title "Marlowe."




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