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.


Same as an hour ago. Remember?

I'm the steady type.



I'm afraid there's nothing I can

do about it, Mr. Mitchell.

CAMERA NOW HAS MOVED IN CLOSE enough to exclude the other

roomettes completely.


You could tell me your name. And

where you're going.


How far does this train go?


Vancouver, B.C.


I'm going to Vancouver, Mr.


She picks up a magazine and opens it, ignoring him.


O.K. Be rugged.

He turns, starts out, then looks back at her.


You're next for the Immigration

and Customs. I trust your papers

are all in order.

Betty looks up quickly and cannot conceal a startled

expression. Mitchell reacts.

CAMERA PULLS BACK as he comes out into corridor, looks

towards the roomette in which the officials are, then turns

towards the next roomette and goes into it. Fusses with

his suitcase.

CAMERA PANS across to the officials coming out of Olson's

roomette. As they come out of Olson's roomette.

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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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