Release dateOctober 3, 1980 (1980-10-03) WriterAndrew J. Fenady (novel), Andrew J. Fenady (screenplay) GenresComedy, Thriller, Mystery, Detective fiction, Parody, Comedy Thriller, Crime Thriller CastRobert Sacchi (Sam Marlow), Franco Nero (Hakim), Michelle Phillips (Gena), Olivia Hussey (Elsa), Misty Rowe (Duchess), Victor Buono (Commodore Anastas) Similar moviesEntourage, Southland Tales, In a Lonely Place, Calendar Girl, Crashing Hollywood, French Exit
TaglineHe's cool under pressure and sophisticated between the sheets
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The Man with Bogart's Face (also called Sam Marlowe, Private Eye) is a 1980 comedy film, released by 20th Century Fox and based on a novel of the same name. Andrew J. Fenady, author of the novel, produced the film and wrote the screenplay.
A man calling himself Sam Marlowe (Robert Sacchi) has his face altered to resemble that of his idol, Humphrey Bogart, and then opens a detective agency. At first he and his secretary Duchess (Misty Rowe) have meager business, but things pick up after a shooting puts Sam's picture in the paper. Some ruthless people, who are coincidentally also similar to characters in Bogart films (and played by Victor Buono, Herbert Lom, and Michelle Phillips), are after a priceless set of blue sapphires called the Eyes of Alexander (from a statue of Alexander the Great), and Marlowe and Duchess are caught in the middle of it all.
Robert Sacchi - Sam Marlowe
Franco Nero - Hakim
Michelle Phillips - Gena
Olivia Hussey - Elsa
Herbert Lom - Mr. Zebra
Misty Rowe - Duchess
Victor Buono - Commodore Anastas
Sybil Danning - Cynthia
Richard Bakalyan - Lieutenant Bumbera
Gregg Palmer - Sergeant Hacksaw
Jay Robinson - Wolf/Zinderneuf
George Raft - Petey Cane
Yvonne De Carlo - Teresa Anastas
Mike Mazurki - Himself
Henry Wilcoxon - Mr. Chevalier
Victor Sen Yung - Mr. Wing
This film was released on DVD by Image Entertainment on July 10, 2007.