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
Mark Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
This movie is set in the 1940s but the Marlowe movie follow-up to this film, The Big Sleep
(1978), was actually set in the 1970s, making Robert Mitchum
's two Chandler pictures playing Phillip Marlowe discontinuous in their universes in time and thus separate entities. 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
I think you're a very stupid person. You look stupid, you're in a stupid business, and you're on a stupid case.
I get it. I'm stupid.
Referenced in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
I've Heard That Song Before
Words and Music by Jule Styne
and Sammy Cahn See more