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HBO Guide April 1983 - Page section 007




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Five One*Hour Raymond Chandler Classics
Shadowy, seamy, violent back-alley Los Angeles of the 1930s comes vividly to life in crackling new, original mystery dramas. Emmy Award-winner Powers Boothe plays the ace detective created by the writer who turned gumshoe fiction into literature. A tough but innocent eye in a corrupt world, Marlowe himself is the focus of this limited series exclusively on HBO.
Smart-Aleck Kill finger Man
Glamorous, very treacherous Hollywood characters challenge Marlowe when he investigates the mysterious death of a movie star. Sinister intrigue lurks behind the facade of respectability in this tale of power and decadence. April 16,19,21 12
When Marlowe becomes the prime suspect in the sudden death of a city official, he is forced to be on the run. A fast-action drama of big-time deals and small-time hoods. Bill Kearns plays his pal '’Violets" McGee. April 23,26,28
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The Pencil
What does it mean when a pencil arrives mysteriously in the mail? Marlowe knows. And it’s not good news for his current client as he confronts syndicate hit men while guarding a gangster marked for death. A thriller! April 30
...and next month
Don’t miss The King in Yellow and Nevada Gas as Philip Marlowe, Private Eye continues in May. This exclusive limited series, based on original TV productions of Raymond Chandler classics, premieres on sue cessive Saturday nights beginning April 16.