Sunday, March 23, 2014

Murder In March Madness Day 23

We are coming close to the end of Murder In March Madness. Today is the 23rd day of the the event where I highlight a title, either book or movie, with the word "murder" or a variant in it. Today's title is the classic American noir film Murder, My Sweet from 1944.

Murder My Sweet (1944)
Written by Raymond Chandler

Detective Philip Marlowe is hired by Moose Malloy to locate his old girlfriend Velma, whom he lost track of while serving time in prison. As he follows his leads, Marlowe encounters lies, larceny, perjury, theft, and a beautiful femme fatale.

Directed by Edward Dmytryk

Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe
Claire Trevor as Helen Grayle/Velma Valento
Anne Shirley as Ann Grayle
Otto Kruger as Jules Amthor
Mike Mazurki as Moose Malloy
Miles Mander as Mr. Grayle

This film was based on Raymond Chandler's 1940 novel Farewell, My Lovely

1 comment:

  1. Ah, another classic, Scott! I really like Chandler's writing style.