Directed by Arthur Penn • 1975 • United States
Starring Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Edward Binns
Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) is a run-of-the-mill, bottom-of-the-barrel private eye who spends his working hours staking out divorce disputants, chasing runaways, and tracing missing persons. That is, until he’s called in to find a beautiful teenaged runaway, Delly Grastner (Melanie Griffith). The mystery deepens as Moseby’s pursuit of Delly leads him into a labyrinth of crime. Arthur Penn helms this moody, mesmerizing thriller, blending the pulp conventions of Raymond Chandler with the elliptical, art-house sensibility of 1970s New Hollywood.