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Farewell My Lovely / Murder, My Sweet

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Tookey's Rating
9 /10
Average Rating
8.38 /10
Dick Powell , Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley
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Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Written by: John Paxton from Raymond Chandler's novel

Released: 1944
Genre: CRIME
Origin: US
Length: 95


Private eye (Dick Powell) tries to find missing girl-friend (Claire Trevor) of ex-convict Moose Malloy (Mike Mazurki).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A marvellous example of film noir: the most visually stylish of all the films of Raymond Chandler's novels and very faithful to the original text. Dick Powell (better known as a light tenor in Busby Berkeley musicals) makes a surprisingly effective Philip Marlowe, and the supporting cast is flawless. Remade in 1975 as Farewell, My Lovely.

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