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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Murder, My Sweet                                  (1944)
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Dick Powell Dick Powell
Philip Marlowe
Claire Trevor Claire Trevor
Helen Grayle / Velma Valento
Anne Shirley Anne Shirley
Ann Grayle
Otto Kruger Otto Kruger
Jules Amthor
Mike Mazurki Mike Mazurki
Joe 'Moose' Malloy
Miles Mander Miles Mander
Leuwen Grayle
Douglas Walton Douglas Walton
Lindsay Marriott
Donald Douglas Donald Douglas
Police Lieutenant Randall

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John Paxton John Paxton


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7 years, 10 months ago at Oct 9 14:06
The story is engaging and makes you quessing about the real identity of the murderer to the very end. Dick Powell is marvelous as a Philip Marlowe. In the film he gets the funniest lines and delivers them perfectly. Dmytyryks direction and visualisation of the story beats most of the film noir-genre by miles. Darkness, shadows, visual innovations and very Lynchesque dream sequence shows that Dmyty... read more
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This adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel 'Farewell, My Lovely' has private eye Philip Marlowe hired by Moose Malloy, a petty crook just out of prison after a seven year stretch, to look for his former girlfriend, Velma, who has not been seen for the last six years. The case is tougher than Marlowe expected as his initially promising enquiries lead to a complex web of deceit involving bribery, perjury and theft, and where no one's motivation is obvious, least of all Marlowe's.
Release date: 22 February 1945
UPC: 053939675429
Tags: Film Noir (9), 1940s (8), Detective (5), Crime (5), Thriller (5), 1944 (4), Blindness (3), Doctor (3), Jealousy (3), Necklace (3), Blackmail (3), Photograph (3), Tough Guy (2), Murder (2), Clinic (2), Medium (2), Black & White (2), Infidelity (2), Ex Convict (2), Beautiful Woman (2)
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