Tired of the low pay of his profession, hard-boiled Los Angeles private detective Phillip Marlowe submits a murder story to Kingsby Publications. He is invited to the publisher's offices to discuss his work, but soon realizes it is merely a ploy. A few days before Christmas, publishing executive Adrienne Fromsett hires him to locate Chrystal Kingsby, the wife of her boss, Derace Kingsby.
Lady in the Lake is a 1947 American film noir that marked the directorial debut of Robert Montgomery, who also stars in the film. The picture also features Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully, Leon Ames and Jayne Meadows. The murder mystery was an adaptation of the 1943 Raymond Chandler novel The Lady in the Lake. The film was Montgomery's last for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), after eighteen years with the studio.
Sponsored by: Lux, Pepsodent. A two-fisted detective yarn. Philip Marlowe tries to track down the murderer of a woman found at the bottom of a lake...and of a man shot to death in the shower. Tom Tully, William Keighley (host), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Louis Silvers (music director), Gerald Mohr, William Johnstone, Frances Robinson, George Neise, Edward Marr, Robert Griffin, Janet Scott, Herb Butterfield, Marie Windsor, Steve Fisher (screenwriter), Raymond Chandler (creator), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter. 59:44.