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  1. Humphrey Bogart's Marlowe is the best of them all, real (Dick Powell's) or imagined (Robert Michum's). Perfectly self-possessed, he enters the Sternwood home as any professional would, only to meet a disconcerting Carmen Sternwood who briefly takes him aback with her seductiveness. Bogart's Marlowe is never at a loss for words. He instantly discovers her naivete by using the term "shamus" (interestingly, of Yiddish extraction) to see if she knows what that means. When she doesn't, they both know she's just a kid who'd rather be an experienced, grown-up doll. When she falls into Marlowe's arms
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