Playback script
Playback (1949)
Synopsis: Playback is a novel by Raymond Chandler, featuring the private detective Philip Marlowe. It was first published in Britain in July 1958; the US edition followed in October that year. Chandler died the following year; Playback is his last completed novel.

MITCHELL:

I'd be delighted.

UNKNOWN WOMAN:

You can move to one side. So my

husband can get in.

Mitchell glances back, then moves to one side with a smile.

He is quite unperturbed. A rather decrepit MAN creeps past

him into the roomette with the unknown WOMAN. She gives

Mitchell a quick flashing smile. Mitchell grins, turns

away.

CAMERA PULLS BACK AND PANS HIM PAST THE NEXT ROOMETTE

We now see the IMMIGRATION and CUSTOMS OFFICIALS and two

MIDDLE-AGED PASSENGERS.

CUSTOMS OFFICIAL

(to Olson)

Any firearms? Dutiable articles of

any kind, Mr. Olson?

Olson shakes his head.

CAMERA PANS Mitchell past this door to the door of better

Mayfield's roomette. He leans in this as he did in the

unknown Woman's roomette.

MITCHELL:

(to Betty)

Would you care to see the Seattle

paper?

Betty turns slowly, stares at him.

BETTY:

No thanks, I've seen Seattle.

MITCHELL:

My name's Larry Mitchell. I live

in Vancouver.

Betty says nothing.

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was a British-American novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression.  more…

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