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Farewell, My Lovely
     

Farewell, My Lovely

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Director: Dick Richards,

Cast: Dick Richards, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland

 

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Previously filmed in 1942 as The Falcon Takes Over and in 1944 as Murder, My Sweet, Raymond Chandler's Farewell My Lovely was given its third cinematic go-round under its original title in 1975. Spouting the Chandlerish prose as if it were second nature, Robert Mitchum stars as 1940s private eye Philip Marlowe, hired by the goonish Moose Malloy

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Previously filmed in 1942 as The Falcon Takes Over and in 1944 as Murder, My Sweet, Raymond Chandler's Farewell My Lovely was given its third cinematic go-round under its original title in 1975. Spouting the Chandlerish prose as if it were second nature, Robert Mitchum stars as 1940s private eye Philip Marlowe, hired by the goonish Moose Malloy (Jack O'Halloran) to locate his former girl friend. This involves Marlowe in the theft of a jade necklace, which in turn leads to murder. All roads seemingly lead to adventuress Mrs. Grayle (Charlotte Rampling), wealthily married but far from satisfied.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Soaked in period detail, the third remake of Raymond Chandler's eponymous novel is fascinating to look at if a mite leisurely in pacing. Gumshoe Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is hired by mountainous criminal Moose Malloy (Jack O'Halloran) to find a former girlfriend. Raymond Chandler had many qualities as a writer but reverence was hardly one of them. Thus, the reverence for the period, manifest in the impressively detailed art direction, seems strangely out of place for a writer whose tone of cynical romanticism often expressed contempt for the Los Angeles of the '30s and '40s, the time and place of which he wrote. The film has retained his romanticism but muted his biting wit, and in casting the laconic, aging Mitchum to play the younger, highly verbal detective, and insisting on a halting pace, it casts its lot with nostalgia rather than excitement. But, if less well-made than the previous version, Edward Dmytryk's Murder, My Sweet (1944), the film has its pleasures, among them the iconographic performance of Mitchum, the wonderful camerawork of John Alonzo, and the brooding score of David Shire.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2015
UPC:
0011301634771
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
R
Source:
Timeless Media
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
18,060

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Mitchum Phillip Marlowe
Charlotte Rampling Helen Grayle
John Ireland Nulty
Sylvia Miles Mrs. Florian
Jack O'Halloran Moose Malloy
Anthony Zerbe Brunette
Harry Dean Stanton Billy Rolfe
John O'Leary Marriott
Kate Murtagh Amthor
Walter McGinn Tommy Ray
Jimmy Archer Georgie
Joe Spinell Nick
Sylvester Stallone Kelly/Jonnie
Burton Gilliam Cowboy
Mark Allen Detective
Jack Bernardi Louis Levine
Wally K. Berns Father
Harry Caesar Bartender
Jerry Fujikawa Fence
Eddra Gale Singer
Ted Gehring Roy
Stu Gilliam 1st Man
Andrew Harris Mulatto Child
Richard Kennedy 1st Detective
Lola Mason Mother
Noelle North Girl
John O'Neill Actor
Bennett Ohta Patron in Pool Hall
Logan Ramsey Commissioner
Joan Shawlee Woman in Ballroom
Cheryl Smith Doris
Rainbeaux Smith Doris
Jim Thompson Judge Grayle
Dino Washington Bouncer
Napoleon Whiting Hotel Clerk

Technical Credits
Dick Richards Director
Frank Westmore Makeup
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Jerry Bick Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Joel Cox Editor
Charles Gaspar Special Effects
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
David Zelag Goodman Screenwriter
Angelo P. Graham Art Director
Elliott Kastner Executive Producer
Bob Nelson Set Decoration/Design
Tom Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Georges Pappas Producer
Tony Scarano Costumes/Costume Designer
David Shire Score Composer
David Sosna Asst. Director
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
Walter Thompson Editor
Raymond Chandler Source Author

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Farewell, My Lovely 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robert Mitchum and company are wonderful. This is one of my favorite movies.