Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Average Rating: 7.7/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Dec 9, 1944 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 3,644
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
Dec 9, 1944 Wide
Jul 6, 2004
Warner Home Video
Ernie S. Adams
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From its strongly accented camera angles and darkness-drenched nighttime action to the hardboiled narration of a cynical Los Angeles gumshoe outfitted in trenchcoat and fedora, Murder, My Sweet is pure Detective Noir 101.
Offers a delirious blend of violence, drug-induced hallucinations, and sexuality.
Powell is glib and great in one of the best hard boilers ever.
Any way you look at it, 1944 was a great year for fans of Raymond Chandler and film noir.
What really fills out the film is Dmytryk's jazzy application of Orson Welles's RKO set-design.
Possibly the best attempt at bring Raymond Chandler to the screen.
Audience Reviews for Murder, My Sweet
- Philip Marlowe: She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud.
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