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?
was 57 when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in this film. In the novel the character is in his thirties. 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
The house itself wasn't much. It was smaller than Buckingham Palace and probably had fewer windows than the Chrysler building.
Followed by The Big Sleep
Words and Music by Jule Styne
, Ned Miller
, Chester Cohn, and Bennie Krueger
(as Bennie Krueger) See more