Harper 02/13/18

The Warner Archive Collection

Ross Macdonald’s Cool Cat detective — originally Lew Archer — comes alive in Jack Smight’s smart SoCal kidnapping mystery, thanks to a charismatic Paul Newman and a hot cast of bright, smart actors. It’s the first screenplay sale for the celebrated William Goldman, and the crisp cinematography by ace cameraman Conrad Hall doesn’t hurt either. With a great cast: Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Shelley Winters, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Pamela Tiffin and Robert Webber. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.