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The Drowning Pool (1975)

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Paul Newman Paul Newman
Lew Harper
Joanne Woodward Joanne Woodward
Iris Devereaux
Anthony Franciosa Anthony Franciosa
Murray Hamilton Murray Hamilton
J.J. Kilbourne
Gail Strickland Gail Strickland
Mavis Kilbourne
Melanie Griffith Melanie Griffith
Schuyler Devreaux
Linda Haynes Linda Haynes

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Tracy Keenan Wynn Tracy Keenan Wynn
Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr.


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An average movie

8 years, 2 months ago at Oct 28 14:33
Even though I'm a big fan of Paul Newman, I have never managed to watch so many of his movies (only 15 so far)  so I was really eager to check this flick. This movie was in fact a sequel to his hit ‘Harper’ and it was pretty neat to see Newman playing this pretty cool character almost a decade later. Anyway, eventually, as usual, Paul Newman was pretty good but, unfortunately, the story was s... read more
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Description: Paul Newman return as the gun-chewing Los Angeles detective Harper in another Ross MacDonald story. This time, he goes to New Orleans where he meets Iris (Joanne Woodward), an old flame who has become the wife of a rich Southern landowner. She wants him to find the blackmailer who has threatened to expose details of her extra-marital affairs. While working on her problem, Harper fleshes out a much bigger case involving multiple murders, police corruption, and fraudulent oil business wheeling and dealing. The burnt-out baby blue eyes of Harper make him an obvious target for the amorous intentions of Iris, her sensually incline ... (more)
Release date: 18 July 1975
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Best Films of 1975 (30 movies items)

"A middle-of-the-pack Newman Classic."

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" Paul Newman as Lew Harper Joanne Woodward as Iris Devereaux"

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