George Montgomery played Marlowe in The Brasher Doubloon, a 1947 film adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel The High Window. The novel was previously adapted as a Michael Shayne vehicle in Time to Kill (1942), starring Lloyd Nolan as Shayne.

The Brasher Doubloon (Brahm, 1947) 20th Century-Fox

“In transferring the ambience and hard-boiled character of…Chandler’s novel The High Window to the screen, The Brasher Doubloon may not succeed in carrying over the complexity of the novel but it definitely succeeds as a film noir. Visually, the film is filled with moody, low-key images supported by a dense and occasionally threatening background. The script is bland, yet it is filled with the type of dialogue and grotesque characterizations that distinguish the film noir from an ordinary thriller….”


George Montgomery and Nancy Guild in “The Brasher Doubloon” (1947)

Philip Marlowe has a case of murder and blackmail involving a gold coin.

Photo (not from the movie) of an actual doubloon struck by Ephraim Brasher.