This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, is much closer to the source text than the original - Murder, My Sweet (1944), which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of the plot - but still concerns private eye Philip Marlowe's attempts to locate Velma, a former dancer at a seedy nightclub and the girlfriend of Moose Malloy, a petty criminal just out of prison. Marlowe finds that once he has taken the case, events conspire to put him in dangerous situations, and he is forced to follow a confusing trail of untruths and double-crosses before he is able to locate Velma. Written by
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Did You Know?
When asked why Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum
) cares about Moose Malloy (Jack O'Halloran
), he says, "I don't know. Ever since I saw that movie, King Kong, I've been a sucker for any gorilla that falls in love with a girl." O'Halloran would appear in the King Kong remake, the following year. See more
When the boat captain, Marlowe, and Malloy are negotiating about the boat rental fee, the captain's cigarette suddenly disappears between shots. See more
You a private Dick?
No. I'm your fairy godmother.
Referenced in A Simple Story
Words and Music by Jule Styne
, Ned Miller
, Chester Cohn, and Bennie Krueger
(as Bennie Krueger) See more