Yes that's correct in a rage of fury "Lash" a visitor from the America ( and to quote has, brown hair, brown, brown eyes, brown suite, brown shoes and even a brown car) gets even more browned off and opens fire with a semi automatic machine gun to a lovely old Rover p5 coupe. No, as you may be thinking it's not because he's fed up with it not starting and he's at the end of his tether from constantly fixing it. It's not his car at all, but belongs to the lovely Mona, the white wig wearing blonde.
Now, Mona is the wife of casino boss Eddie Mars who hires Lash for protection but due to her infidelity, things go terribly wrong.
Rover p5 featured in this film in quite a big part around one hour in. Registration GPH 124C suggests it's a 1965 p5 , however it sports Rostyle wheels.
The Big Sleep is a 1978 film remake, the second film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The picture was directed by Michael Winner and stars Robert Mitchum in his second feature film portrayal of the detective Philip Marlowe. The cast includes Sarah Miles, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, and Oliver Reed, also featuring James Stewart as General Sternwood.
The story's setting was changed from 1930s Los Angeles to present-day London. The film contained material more explicit than what could only be hinted at in the 1946 version, such as homosexuality, pornography and nudity. Mitchum was 60 at the time of filming, far older than Chandler's 33-year-old Marlowe (or the 1946 film's 38-year-old Marlowe played by a 46-year-old Bogart). Anyone that has visited Knebworth house ( just up the A1 Stevenage) would recognise the opening scene as this is used as General Sternwoods home. It's interesting to see how few vehicles are on the road in 1978 and fresh it all looks. Well worth a view if not only for the rovers part, a shame it's blown up in a ball of fire but the clip is used much later in a "Dempsy and Makepiece" TV programme The cast includes;_ Robert Mitchum as Philip Marlowe Sarah Miles as Charlotte Sternwood Regan Richard Boone as Lash Canino Candy Clark as Camilla Sternwood Joan Collins as Agnes Lozelle Edward Fox as Joe Brody John Mills as Inspector Jim Carson James Stewart as General Sternwood Oliver Reed as Eddie Mars Harry Andrews as Norris Colin Blakely as Harry Jones Richard Todd as Commander Barker Diana Quick as Mona Grant James Donald as Inspector Gregory John Justin as Arthur Geiger