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Writers:
John Paxton (screenplay)
Raymond Chandler (novel)
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Release Date:
9 December 1944 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
An Original Philip Marlowe Mystery See more »
Plot:
After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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The film certainly marked an astonishing transformation in its star... See more (100 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dick Powell ... Philip Marlowe

Claire Trevor ... Mrs.Helen Grayle aka Velma Valento

Anne Shirley ... Ann Grayle

Otto Kruger ... Jules Amthor

Mike Mazurki ... Moose Malloy

Miles Mander ... Mr. Grayle
Douglas Walton ... Lindsay Marriott
Donald Douglas ... Police Lieutenant Randall (as Don Douglas)
Ralf Harolde ... Dr. Sonderborg
Esther Howard ... Jessie Florian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Bartender at 'Florian's' (uncredited)
Bernice Ahi ... Dancer at the 'Cocoanut Beach Club' (uncredited)
George Anderson ... Detective (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Dr. Sonderborg's Assistant (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Detective (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Bill Hamilton ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Paul Hilton ... Boy Getting Laundry (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Anthor's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Daun Kennedy ... Girl in Bar (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Paul Phillips ... Detective Nulty (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... New Boss at 'Florian's' (uncredited)
Shimen Ruskin ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Larry Wheat ... Grayle's Butler (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
 
Writing credits
John Paxton (screenplay)

Raymond Chandler (novel)

Produced by
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
Adrian Scott .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joseph Noriega 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Ohrenbach (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Dorfman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bailey Fesler .... recordist
James G. Stewart .... rerecordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Landon Arnett .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Douglas Travers .... montage
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Leslie Urbach .... dialogue director
Jimmy Evans .... stand-in (uncredited)
Hugh Lucky .... stand-in (uncredited)
Les Raymaster .... stand-in (uncredited)
Wanda Rickerts .... stand-in (uncredited)
Leslie Saville .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carol Sawyer .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jordan Shelley .... stand-in (uncredited)
Tim Wallace .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min | Germany:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Finland:K-16 (until 2001) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1950) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1998) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1996) | UK:PG (video rating: Murder My Sweet) (1986) (2007) | USA:Approved (PCA #10158) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Nat Pendleton is in studio records/casting call lists as a cast member, but did not appear in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Marlowe is inside the interrogation room, the room number on the door is shown to be 404. When he is escorted out of the room and toward the elevator, the room number is shown as 402.See more »
Quotes:
Philip Marlowe:She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink, if she had to knock you down to get the bottle.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Big Lebowski (1998)See more »

FAQ

Why was Moose so anxious to find Velma?
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39 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
The film certainly marked an astonishing transformation in its star..., 23 April 2005

There were many attempts to recreate on the screen Raymond Chandler's immortal character, Philip Marlowe, and probably the first serious effort was in 1944, with Edward Dmytryk directing… The film was called "Farewell My Lovely" in Britain and "Murder, My Sweet" in the United States…

The plot, as always with this genre, mattered far less than the characters and the action: it was sparked when Marlowe was hired to find an ex-convict's girl friend… This Marlowe was played by Dick Powell… He made a daring, successful effort to drop his all-singing, all-dancing image, and he was tough enough; but he was a little too charming, a shade too superficial, to suggest the depths and the strengths of the real Marlowe…

Humphrey Bogart was the man to do this above all others… And he did it superb1y in Howard Hawks' "The Big Sleep" in 1946…

"Murder My Sweet" is a complex thriller which seemed at the time to demonstrate all manner of strikingly new techniques in a film noir mood, and certainly marked an astonishing transformation in its star... Thirty years later, the second half has a jaded look...

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