An inept and possibly corrupt L.A. police captain, Cronjager dislikes private detective Philip Marlowe’s involvement in the Arthur Gwynn Geiger murder case. Marlowe tells Cronjager to his face that the police are neglecting their duties by “allowing” illegal pornography stores like Geiger’s to operate in plain sight. However, the newspapers portray Cronjager as the hero captain who solved the case, highlighting the multiple layers of corruption in the city.
Captain Cronjager – Character Timeline in The Big Sleep
The timeline below shows where the character Captain Cronjager – appears in The Big Sleep. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...of the stories as agreed. Owen’s death is not connected to the other murders. Captain Cronjager supposedly solved the other cases—Brody supposedly shot Geiger and Lundgren shot Brody in revenge. Marlowe... (full context)