Murder, My Sweet

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Murder, My Sweet ★★★½ Farewell, My Love 1944

Down-on-his-luck private detective Philip Marlowe (Powell) searches for an exconvict's missing girlfriend through a dark world of murder, mayhem, and ever-twisting directions. Classic film noir screen version of Raymond Chandler's tense novel “Farewell, My Lovely,” which employs flashback fashion using that crisp Chandler narrative. A breakthrough dramatically for singer Powell; Chandler's favorite version. Remade using the novel's title in 1975. 95m/B VHS, DVD . Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Mike Ma zurki, Otto Kruger, Anne Shirley, Miles Mander, Douglas Walton, Esther Howard, Donald Douglas; D: Edward Dmytryk; W: John Paxton; C: Harry Wild; M: Roy Webb.