Philip Marlowe is a fictional character created by Raymond Chandler. Marlowe first appeared under that name in The Big Sleep, published in 1939. Chandler's early short stories, published in pulp magazines featured similar characters with names like "Carmady" and "John Dalmas".
- Hired Wife (1934) — James Kirkwood as Marlow
- Murder, My Sweet (1944) — (adaptation of [released in the UK as] Farewell My Lovely) Dick Powell as Marlowe.
- The Big Sleep (1946) — Humphrey Bogart as Marlowe.
- Lady in the Lake (1947) — Robert Montgomery as Marlowe.
- The Brasher Doubloon (1947) — (adaptation of [released in the UK as] The High Window) George Montgomery as Marlowe.
- Marlowe (1969) — (adaptation of The Little Sister) James Garner as Marlowe. This became the partial inspiration for The Rockford Files.
- The Long Goodbye (1973) — Elliott Gould as Marlowe.
- Farewell My Lovely (1975) — Robert Mitchum as Marlowe.
- The Big Sleep (1978) — Robert Mitchum as Marlowe.