The Long Goodbye (1973)

7.5 / Rated by 1 people

112 min.
Plot  Late one night, with nothing better to do than feed his fussy cat, private investigator Philip Marlowe is visited by his close friend Terry Lennox, who asks for a lift from Los Angeles to the California–Mexico border at Tijuana. Marlowe obliges.

On returning home, Marlowe is met by two police detectives, who accuse Lennox of having murdered his rich wife, Sylvia. Marlowe refuses to give them any information, so they arrest him. After three days in jail, the police release him, because Lennox committed suicide in Mexico. It is an open-and-shut case to the police and the press, but the official facts do not sit right with Marlowe.

In the meantime, Marlowe is hired by Eileen Wade, the platinum-blonde trophy wife of Roger Wade, an alcoholic novelist with writer's block, whose macho, Hemingway-like persona is proving self-destructive. She asks that Marlowe find her husband, who, despite regular alcoholic binges and days-long disappearances from their Malibu home, now seems...



Elliott Gould
Philip Marlowe
Sterling Hayden
Roger Wade
Mark Rydell
Marty Augustine
Henry Gibson
Dr. Verringer
David Arkin
Steve Coit
Det. Farmer
Rutanya Alda
Rutanya Sweet
Ken Sansom
Malibu Colony guard
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Augustine's henchman (uncredited)
David Carradine
Socrates (uncredited)


All Titles

The Long Goodbye
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




Onur added The Long Goodbye (1973) to favorites / 08.12.2017

Onur reviewed The Long Goodbye (1973) / 04.11.2015

If you like Paul Tomas Anderson's "The Inherent Vice", you should watch this film.

Onur rated The Long Goodbye (1973) with 7.5 stars / 03.11.2015

  Onur - If you like Paul Tomas Anderson's "The Inherent Vice", you should watch this film.

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