Music is by david buttolph and alfred newman and cinematography by. The brasher doubloon has been called the most valuable coin in the world on many occasions, and its record of prices realized at auction and private sale does much to confirm this claim. George montgomery in a sober moment of the brasher doubloon. The brasher doubloon 1947 tcf film with george montgomery and nancy guild based on book by raymond chandler.
When walter perschke decided to offer the famous brasher doubloon gold piece for sale he selected the. Doubloon definition, a former gold coin of spain and spanish america, originally equal to two escudos but fluctuating in value. I have a brasher doubloon i found when i was just a kid. Read this faq about determining if something is pd. Underneath the lining was a 1787 brasher doubloon coin. Hi, i have a coin of 1787 brasher doubloon robinson copy i think its cooper or brass, anyone can tell me how much can be the value of this coin. In this film, marlowe is younger, handsomer and more suave. The brasher doubloon is a 1947 crime film noir directed by john brahm and based on the novel the high window by raymond chandler. Brasher doubloon definition is a gold coin of the weight of a doubloon struck in new york city in 1787. Marlowe begins investigating, but quickly finds himself entangled in a series of.
Elizabeth bright murdock hires marlowe to find an old rare coin, the brasher doubloon, that belonged in her deceased husbands collection. The brasher doubloon is directed by john brahm and adapted to the screen by dorothy hannah and leonard praskins. The brasher doubloon 1947 john brahm, george montgomery, nancy guild, conrad janis, crime, drama, filmnoir. Met george montgomery, nancy guild en conrad janis. The brasher doubloon 1947 tcf film with george montgomery and. The film uses a replica of a brasher doubloon and also shows coin catalog photographs of the coin. Struck in new york by gold and silversmith ephrain brasher, who was a neighbor and friend of george washington in new york. Raymond chandlers private eye philip marlowe george montgomery ties a stolen gold coin to blackmail and murder. Been researching the brasher doubloon bc i found one in a box of my old things.
Misdaad film noir film geregisseerd door john brahm. The legendary brasher doubloon 1947 turner classic movies. Theres no common agreement on which side of the brasher doubloon is the obverse and which is the reverse. Heritage auctions is privileged to offer the finestcertified example of this iconic numismatic treasure in the january 2014 fun sale. Recently graded and encapsulated by ngc as ms 63, perschkes brasher doubloon is believed to be the finest example of this rare and historic coin. It is dated 1787 and has eb on its wing and brasher under the sun and and r on the left under the sun. By obvious, i mean hes tough, hes loud, he comes on to the women in this case, woman, portrayed by nancy guild, a gene tierneyella raines type under contract to fox. There are only five brasher doubloons that are known to exist. The film features george montgomery, nancy guild and conrad janis. I remember seeing this coin at the sacramento ana earlier in the year. It stars george montgomery, nancy guild, conrad janis, roy roberts, fritz kortner and florence bates. I acquired the coin and have been in possession of it for nearly 20 years myself. Brasher doubloon and cry of the city should have been included already. The denomination, doubloon, may seem unusual today, but it was the coinoftherealm when the brasher doubloon was issued in 1787 as proposed.
This littleknown film noir is based on a raymond chandler tale and features the original toughasnails gumshoe, philip marlowe who begins working for an odd, but extremely rich widow. I will be posting some pics of it in a few minutes. He scored backtoback alevel classics with the lodger 1944 and hangover square 1945, which shouldve elevated him to a higher level. However my grandfather who had this coin in his possession had it for as long as he could remember before he died.
Desperate is a 1947 suspense film noir directed by anthony mann and featuring steve brodie, audrey long, raymond burr, douglas fowley, william challee and jason robards. Murdock insists that her sons wife has stolen the coin. Actually, the brasher doubloon is a lot more interesting for its talent lineup than its own substance. Detective philip marlowe encounters a variety of characters while checking on why leslie murdock. The coin has 2 sixpointed stars and in the back it has the word brasher printed at the bottom in small letters. Scott schechter, vice president, numismatic guaranty corporation, interviewer. The wellpublicized minting of the puregold 17872014 brasher doubloon novodels at this years ana worlds fair of money in chicago was a stunning success. I think its more than likely a fake, but mine has what looks like a c under the date,and i cant find any references to this particular mark anywhere. Brasher doubloon establishes record price for ngccertified coin. So far no inquirers have uncovered an original gold example, rather, they have discovered they own either a modern souvenir or an electotype copy.
Feature films, shorts, silent films and trailers are available for viewing and downloading. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Berlin, and paris before leaving germany when adolf hitler came to power. History of the 1787 brasher doubloon collectors universe. Hello my dad got this brasher doubloon coin from an older woman. Cyril brasher adjusts a copenhagen pistol, flitting a clip so it. Introduction i have 56 inquiries each month on this coin. Usa brasher doubloon breast replica 1787 imitations. View a list of all the feature films sorted by popularity.
Watch the film with fresh eyes, pretend this is not raymond chandlers marlowe and i think youll enjoy it more. With george montgomery, nancy guild, conrad janis, roy roberts. Brasher doubloon definition of brasher doubloon by. It has the rising sun over the mountain range on the back with the very small name of brasher at the bottom of the water line. Marlowe begins investigating, but quickly finds himself entangled in a. A brasher doubloonuk the high window john brahm, 1947, 72. Even as the spot price of gold and silver have eased off a little, we still see strength in the rare coin market. Download the brasher doubloon 1947 subtitles from the. Unique, early american brasher doubloon gold coin sold for.
The only exception is fritz kortner, a veteran character actor molded in the expressionist cinema of prewar berlin, who creates the grotesque character of vannier, bringing a sense of evil vitality to an otherwise bland production. The prominent german actor, who languished in california while the nazis. Brasher struck various coppers, in addition to a small quantity of gold coins, over the next few years. The brasher doubloon 1947 the brasher doubloon 1947. The brasher doubloon from 1947 is a philip marlowe detective story, marlowe here played in an obvious fashion by george montgomery. Nancy guild and george montgomery in the brasher doubloon 1947. The brasher doubloon known in the uk as the high window is a 1947 crime film noir directed by john brahm and based on the novel the high window by raymond chandler. Only seven brasher doubloons are known, two of which are held in museum collections. Toronto film society presented the brasher doubloon 1947 on. Though the eye is drawn toward the side bearing the distinctive eb hallmark, set within an oval cartouche, most scholars have classified the landscape design as this coins obverse. Now, in 2014, after nearly 35 years of ownership, it was decided that. To understand the importance of the brasher doubloon it is necessary to know something about its creator, a multifaceted man named ephraim brasher.
Many movies with b stars were very entertaining and the brasher doubloon is a good example. Detective philip marlowe encounters a variety of characters while. For a history of this coin see our page brashers doubloon 17861787. The 1947 twentieth century fox film the brasher doubloon is about the theft of a very rare coin. This littleknown film noir is based on a raymond chandler tale and features the original toughasnails gumshoe, philip marlowe who begins working. The coin was the subject of a 1942 raymond chandler novel, the high window, and a subsequent 1947 movie, the brasher doubloon, based on chandlers story about fictional detective philip marlowe. American brasher doubloon gold coin struck in 1787 sold. I have recently decided to do some checking on it to see if it is worth anything. I have a brasher doubloon which im almost positive is a reproduction. The brasher doubloon is a rare american coin, privately minted in and after 1787. The brasher doubloon 1947 john brahm, george montgomery, nancy guild, conrad janis, crime, drama, filmnoir april 30, 2017 philip marlowe gets involved when limpwristed and snidely leslie murdock steals a rare doubloon from his mother to give to a newsreel photographer in exchange for film that is being used for blackmail purposes. The perschke brasher doubloon the first united states gold coin. Director john brahm was a german born filmmaker who usually worked in bmovies.191 234 1512 1186 124 1312 1305 45 773 1006 1137 987 107 323 1108 710 133 716 116 1119 157 1294 1200 549 1031 790 689 579 1043 922 916 281 350 1446 1125 332 687 715 563 796 1187 1431 1355 481 293 1381 527