Harper (1966) DVD9
Millionaire Elaine Sampson (Lauren Bacall) hires Lew Harper (Newman) to find her husband, who may have been kidnapped. Newman haunts the LA smart set and runs into a particularly colorful set of suspects. Club singer Betty Fraley (Julie Harris), a drug addict, seems connected with gambler Dwight Troy (Robert Webber) and maybe even floozy ex-starlet Fay Estabrook (Shelley Winters) in some kind of kidnap plot. Helping and hindering Harper are Sampson's lawyer Albert Graves (Arthur Hill), stepdaughter Miranda Sampson (Pamela Tiffin) and family pilot Allan Taggert (Robert Wagner). Meanwhile Harper is trying to hang onto his estranged wife Susan (Janet Leigh).

Based on the novel "The Moving Target" (1949), the first book in Ross Macdonald's popular Lew Archer detective series, "Harper" changed the name of the main character because, supposedly, Newman was superstitious and several of his previous hit movies had started with the letter "H." So Archer became Harper, much to the chagrin of Macdonald fans everywhere.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:00:58 | 5.51 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol, Portugues
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama

Director: Jack Smight
Actors: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh, Pamela Tiffin, Robert Wagner, Harold Gould
Country: USA

• Introduction by Robert Osborne
• Commentary by screenwriter William Goldman
• Theatrical trailer

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