The Drowning Pool Movie Review 1975

Information and Film Reviews for The Drowning Pool the Movie

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Newman returns as detective Lew Harper (after 1966's "Harper") to solve a blackmail case. Uneventful script and stodgy direction, but excellent character work from all the cast members keep this watchable. Title is taken from a trap set for Newman, from which he must escape using most of his female companion's clothing. Adapted from Ross MacDonald's novel about detective Lew Archer.


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Available on VHS
Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Private Eyes, American South, Screen Teams: Newman & Woodward, Louisiana
Tracy Keenan Wynn, Walter Hill
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony (Tony) Franciosa, Murray Hamilton, Melanie Griffith, Richard Jaeckel
Gordon Willis
Stuart Rosenberg
Charles Fox
Warner Bros.

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