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Farewell, My Lovely ()


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Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.

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Philip Marlowe
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Helen Grayle
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Det. Lt. Nulty
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Jessie Halstead Florian
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Laird Brunette
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Det. Billy Rolfe
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Moose Malloy
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Nick
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Jonnie
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Frances Amthor
John O'Leary ...
Lindsay Marriott
Walter McGinn ...
Tommy Ray
Burton Gilliam ...
Cowboy
Jim Thompson ...
Judge Baxter Wilson Grayle
Jimmy Archer ...
Georgie (as Jimmie Archer)
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Roy
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Commissioner
Margie Hall ...
Woman
Jack Bernardi ...
Louis Levine
Bennett Ohta ...
Patron in Pool Hall (as Ben Ohta)
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Fence
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1st Detective
John O'Neil ...
2nd Detective (as John O'Neill)
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3rd Detective
Andrew Harris ...
Mulatto Child
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Hotel Clerk
John Eames ...
Butler
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Doris (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Stu Gilliam ...
Man #1
Roosevelt Pratt ...
Man #2
Dino Washington ...
Bouncer
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Bartender
Bill Gentry ...
Hood
Cory B. Shiozaki ...
Waiter
Noelle North ...
Girl
Wally K. Berns ...
Father (as Wally Berns)
Lola Mason ...
Mother
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Woman in Ballroom
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Singer (as Edra Gale)
Karen Gaston ...
Prostitute
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Elliot Carpenter ...
Ghetto Bar Piano Player (uncredited)
Nona Donaty ...
Blonde prostitute (uncredited)
Olivia Enke ...
Prostitute (uncredited)
Judy Esposito ...
Hooker (uncredited)
Su Ling ...
Prostitute (uncredited)
Susan Stewart ...
Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dick Richards

Written by

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David Zelag Goodman ... (screenplay)
 
Raymond Chandler ... (novel)

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Jerry Bick ... executive producer
Jerry Bruckheimer ... producer
Elliott Kastner ... executive producer
George Pappas ... producer

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David Shire

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John A. Alonzo ... director of photography

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Joel Cox
Walter Thompson

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Louis DiGiaimo ... (as Louis Di Giaimo)

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Dean Tavoularis

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Angelo P. Graham ... (uncredited)

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Robert Nelson ... (as Bob Nelson)

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Judith A. Cory ... hair dresser (as Judy Alexander)
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist

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Tim Zinnemann ... unit production manager

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Henry J. Lange Jr. ... assistant director (as Henry Lange Jr.)
David Sosna ... assistant director (as David O. Sosna)
Tim Zinnemann ... first assistant director

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Barry Bedig ... property master
Eugene Acker ... painter (uncredited)
Gene Anderson ... assistant props (uncredited)
Nick F. Caprarelli ... swing gang (uncredited)
Robert W. Dutton ... swing gang (uncredited)
Ron Greenwood ... props (uncredited)
Johnny Lattanzio ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
James F. Orendorff ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas L. Roysden ... leadman (uncredited)

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Tom Overton ... sound mixer
Bill Phillips ... sound effects
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Portman)
Dennis Jones ... boom operator (uncredited)

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Chuck Gaspar ... special effects (uncredited)

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David S. Cass Sr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary R. Dodd ... key grip (as Gary Dodd)
Chuy Elizondo ... first assistant camera
Earl Gilbert ... gaffer
Chris Schwiebert ... camera operator
Joseph Cosko Jr. ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Fillis ... electrician (uncredited)
Bud Heller ... best boy grip (uncredited)
Cecil Lupton ... best boy electric (uncredited)
Patrick Marshall ... electrician (uncredited)
Bernie Schwartz ... dolly grip (uncredited)
John R. Shannon ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Sandy Berke Jordan ... wardrobe: women (as Sandra Berke)
G. Tony Scarano ... wardrobe: men (as Tony Scarano)
Silvio Scarano ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

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Ralph James Hall ... music editor
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone soloist
Chuck Domanico ... musician: acoustic bass (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ronny Lang ... musician: alto sax solos (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald ... score remixer (uncredited)
David Shire ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... music engineer (uncredited) / scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ronnie Baker ... driver captain
John Brumby ... picture car (uncredited)

Other crew

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Barry Bernardi ... production assistant
Exa Durham ... secretary to producer
Marc Epstein ... assistant to producer
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
John Franco ... script supervisor (as Johnny Franco)
Stanley Mark ... executive accountant
Barbara Persons ... auditor
Nanette Siegert ... production secretary
Rolly Harper ... caterer (uncredited)
Sydney Levine ... secretary to director (uncredited)
Jerry Pam ... unit publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines I need another drink ... I need a lot of life insurance ... I need a vacation ... and all I've got is a coat, a hat, and a gun ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Adieu ma jolie (France)
  • Adiós, muñeca (Spain)
  • Fahr zur Hölle, Liebling (West Germany)
  • Adiós, mi amor (Mexico)
  • Sbogom, moya krasavitse (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 95 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The character Ann Riordan was eliminated from the film due to Robert Mitchum's age. See more »
Goofs When the boat captain, Marlowe, and Malloy are negotiating about the boat rental fee, the captain's cigarette suddenly disappears between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Morning Patrol (1987). See more »
Soundtracks I've Heard That Song Before See more »
Quotes Lt. Nulty: [during an interrogation] All right, Marlowe, let's start again, huh? From the beginning.
Philip Marlowe: I've told you twice. Now, why don't I make it easy on all of us and tell you what you want to hear? This fairy hired me to exchange a necklace for cash for a friend of his. We drove out to the woods. I shot him. I buried the fifteen grand. I drove my car back to his place, walked *fifteen miles* back to the woods, knocked myself on the head and then called the police.
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