Thank you very much for replying.
Are you sure it was a Humber? It most likely could not have been the Super Snipe as it was first produced in 1945. Was that just a guess, or did you have information that led you to believe it was a Humber?
But, after viewing a lot of Humbers, I did not see any that matched Marriott's car from Murder My Sweet.
It's just a little detail, but it's one that has deviled me for a while. I thank you for taking the time to reply.
The car is an Isotta-Fraschini. It looks like a variant of the 8A model. And you were right to ask about the grille; it's a dead giveaway. Check out this one: http://www.classics.com/images02/rod02-10.jpg
Thank you so much!
Where can I find out a little more about this car, and this model in particular? The link to the photo in your post looks very much like Marriott's car in Murder My Sweet. It must be the same model or very close to it.
The Isotta-Fraschini was also the make of the fancy limo that Norma Desmond owned in Sunset Blvd., wasn't it?
In answer to your question--yes, Norma also had an Isotta-Fraschini, a phaeton version. The Isotta like Marriot's was also used in several other classic movies of the 30s and 40s.
Great post!!! You are right that grill is one of a kind. That car is a deco dream. Thanks for the pic.
When there are two, one betrays-Jean-Pierre Melville
Yeah, but I need help on The Big Sleep board - the Packard they pull out of the water off of Lido Pier - it's not on imcdb.org - all of the other cars are, but that one is not.
Any insight there?