Murder, My Sweet [Blu-ray] [1944]

  • SKU: 29372506
  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Synopsis


Murder, My Sweet
One-time movie crooner Dick Powell literally turned his career around in the 1944 film noir Murder My Sweet. Powell stars as Phillip Marlowe, the hard-boiled private detective antihero created by novelist Raymond Chandler. Hired by hulking, psychotic Moose Malloy (Mike Mazurki) to locate Moose's old girl friend, Marlowe is pitched headlong into a morass of intrigue and deception. The participants include duplicitous glamour-girl Claire Trevor, sodden slattern Esther Howard, suave blackmailer Otto Kruger and dyspeptic doctor Ralf Harolde. At one point, Marlowe is railroaded into a lunatic asylum, where under the influence of drugs he experiences a surrealistic nightmare the like of which would not be seen on screen again until Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). So fascinating are the "bad" characters in Murder My Sweet that the two 100% "good" characters, heroine Anne Shirley and detective Don Douglas, seem wishy-washy wimps by comparison. After years of insipid golly-gee roles, Dick Powell startled his fans with his cynical, world-weary portrayal of Philip Marlowe. The part put him back on top of the box-office tallies and enabled him to extend his acting career into the 1950s, which led to an even more lucrative "third life" as a powerful TV-studio executive. Murder My Sweet was based on Chandler's Farewell My Lovely, previously filmed in 1942 as The Falcon Takes Over; a remake, Farewell, My Lovely, was produced in 1975, with Robert Mitchum as Marlowe. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dick Powell
    Dick Powell - Philip Marlowe
  • Claire Trevor
    Claire Trevor - Mrs. Grayle
  • Anne Shirley
    Anne Shirley - Ann Grayle
  • Otto Kruger
    Otto Kruger - Amthor
  • Mike Mazurki
    Mike Mazurki - Moose Malloy



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    where is bogart

    Posted
    kramer

    murder my sweet is a good flim.dick powell does a good jod playing against type. claire trevor is very good in her role so is anne shirley.but i do miss bogart in the role of philip marlow.on the other hand it's still a good entertaining movie. film noir should love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great

    Posted
    snowman
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    My mom watch this movie she like it . She will watch it again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Old Movie

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    EDREVIEW
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    Great old movie from WB Archive Collection. Good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great

    Posted
    buddy
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    It is was old movie good to see again and see it again

    I would recommend this to a friend



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