Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, May 15 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1966
Director:Jack Smight
Format:2K DCP


Academy Award® winner Paul Newman stars with Hollywood legends Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh and Julie Harris as the tough guy Los Angeles private detective Lew Harper. Down on his luck and almost broke, Harper (Newman—Road to Perdition) takes a job finding the missing husband of Elaine Sampson (Bacall—Birth). But what should be a simple case takes Harper on a downward spiral through the dark side of the entertainment capital.


The screenplay by Academy Award® winner William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men) was based on Ross MacDonald's novel The Moving Target.


"By combining flamboyant suspense with a sunbaked slice of life and lots of good mean fun, Director Smight makes every clue a pleasure to follow." —Time


This film screens as part of the Hardboiled Detectives series, May 13 to 16, presented in partnership with Books & Books.