(Paul Newman did two movies as Lew Harper: "Harper" and "The Drowning Pool". I have also uploaded "The Drowning Pool").
Paul Newman plays the title role of the world-weary detective Lew Harper. Harper's personal life is a shambles, and his professional life isn't any better, and money making cases are rare. A job materializes via a lawyer friend. Harper finds a tie and one last clean shirt, and drives out of the city to a private estate of the very rich. And thus begins a bewildering tale of kidnapping, betrayal, murder, and complicated characters.
Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Strother Martin, Julie Harris, Shelley Winters, Pamela Tiffin.