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Farewell, My Lovely

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8 /10
Average Rating
7.00 /10
Robert Mitchum , Charlotte Rampling , John Ireland
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Directed by: Dick Richards
Written by: David Zelag Goodman, from Raymond Chandler's novel

Released: 1975
Origin: US
Length: 95

Private eye (Robert Mitchum, pictured) tries to find missing girl-friend (Charlotte Rampling) of ex-convict Moose Malloy (Jack O'Halloran).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Not quite up to the Dick Powell version of 1944, and Mitchum finally got to play Philip Marlow too late in life; but his performance, Dick Richards's direction and Chandler's classic one-liners splendidly evoke a mythical Los Angeles of the 1940s. Charlotte Rampling is well cast as the femme fatale. Watch out for Sylvester Stallone as one of the baddies.

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