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Murder, My Sweet (18-Dec-1944)

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Writer: John Paxton

From novel: Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

Music by: Roy Webb

Producer: Adrian Scott

Keywords: Mystery, Film Noir, Philip Marlowe

Ex-convict Moose Malloy hires private detective Philip Marlowe to locate his former girlfriend, missing nine years. Making little headway on that, another client of his is murdered while Marlowe acts as his bodyguard. Told in flashback; excellent dialogue. Impossibly complex plot typical of Chandler which is best enjoyed rather than understood in this masterpiece of film noir.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Otto Kruger
6-Sep-1885 6-Sep-1974 Saboteur
Miles Mander
14-May-1888 8-Feb-1946 The Three Musketeers
Mike Mazurki
25-Dec-1907 9-Dec-1990 Murder, My Sweet
Dick Powell
14-Nov-1904 2-Jan-1963 The Bad and the Beautiful
Anne Shirley
17-Apr-1918 4-Jul-1993 Stella Dallas
Claire Trevor
8-Mar-1910 8-Apr-2000 Key Largo


Dick Powell   ...   Philip Marlowe
Claire Trevor   ...   Mrs. Grayle
Anne Shirley   ...   Anne Grayle
Otto Kruger   ...   Jules Amthor
Mike Mazurki   ...   Moose Malloy
Miles Mander   ...   Grayle
Douglas Walton   ...   Lindsay Marriott
Don Douglas   ...   Lt. Randall
Ralf Harolde   ...   Dr. Sonderborg
Esther Howard   ...   Jessie Florian


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