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Rating: 7 stars


black and white Los Angeles murder double cross noir

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Seen on: 05/05/2018

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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Directed by Edward Dmytryk

Crime | Mystery

Most recently watched by sleestakk, philipjablon, sensoria


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


Douglas Walton | Otto Kruger | Claire Trevor | Anne Shirley | Dick Powell | Miles Mander | Ernie Adams | Mike Mazurki | Esther Howard | Donald Douglas | Ralf Harolde | Jack Carr | Paul Phillips

Viewing Notes

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.


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