Murder, My Sweet (1944) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • This adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel 'Farewell, My Lovely', renamed for the American market to prevent filmgoers mistaking it for a musical (for which Powell was already famous) has private eye Philip Marlowe hired by Moose Malloy, a petty crook just out of prison after a seven year stretch, to look for his former girlfriend, Velma, who has not been seen for the last six years. The case is tougher than Marlowe expected as his initially promising enquiries lead to a complex web of deceit involving bribery, perjury and theft, and where no one's motivation is obvious, least of all Marlowe's.

    - Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>
  • In police custody and facing a possible murder charge, private investigator Philip Marlowe tells them his story. He was hired by Moose Malloy, who's been in prison for a number years, to find his girl Velma Valento. Soon after, Lindsay Marriott hires him for protection when he's to meet someone in a secluded area to buy back a lady's jewelry. It doesn't go well and the trouble really starts when Marriott is killed. Ann Grayle is next in line claiming that the missing jewelry belonged to her father and her stepmother Helen. The trail leads him to Jules Amthor - Moose works for him - someone well-known to the police who specializes in putting women in precarious situations and then blackmailing them. Helen Grayle appears to have been his latest victim. Not all is as it seems however.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Malloy, ex detenuto e grosso energumeno, cerca Velma, la propria ragazza. Ingaggia perciò il detective Marlowe. Questi accetta l'incarico e si mette alla ricerca della ragazza, ma si trova in un groviglio di guai. Velma ha sposato un uomo influente, ma è ricattata da Marriot, che, intanto, incarica Marlowe di recuperare una preziosa collana scomparsa. Con l'aiuto di Ann, figlia di Grayle, il detective riesce a ricomporre le fila della intricata trama. Ma non riesce ad evitare la tragedia finale.

    - Written by rosebud6
  • After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

    - Written by David Rush


Marlowe is in a police station, a bandage over his eyes. He explains what happened in a flashback. Moose Malloy comes in to Marlowe's office...

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