THE LONG GOODBYE
by Robert Altman starring Elliot Gould
not only is it a very funny and stylistic detective movie... it was the last screenplay written by Leigh Brackett... who was responsible for the writing the screenplay for THE BIG SLEEP, alongside William Faulkner. This is also Arnold Schwarzenegger's first on screen appearance, and in the 5 min. scene he is in, gets undressed but never says a word.
The best part of the movie is how much Marlowe loves his cat, and what he does to get revenge for his feline.