Rating: 7 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 05/05/2018
Gumshoe Philip Marlowe is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy to track down his former girlfriend. He’s also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy’s murder, Marlowe can’t leave the case alone, and soon discovers it’s related to Malloy’s. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde, the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.
Rated NR | Length 95 minutes
Interesting watching this after having recently watched the ‘70s-era take on this, FAREWELL, MY LOVELY. This is a fun film, though I think I prefer the twistiness and darker cynicism of the ‘70s version.
The ending on this is tacky and out-of-place and yet somehow still fun and endearing.