Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Rotten Tomatoes

Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

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This remake of the 1944 film, 'Murder, My Sweet,' also based on the Raymond Chandler novel, 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 he is forced to follow a confusing trail of untruths and double crosses.

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Cast

Robert Mitchum
as Philip Marlowe
Charlotte Rampling
as Helen Grayle
Sylvester Stallone
as Kelly/Jonnie
John Ireland
as Lieutenant Nulty
Sylvia Miles
as Mrs. Florian
Jack O'Halloran
as Moose Malloy
Anthony Zerbe
as Brunette
Harry Dean Stanton
as Billy Rolfe
Jim Thompson
as Judge Grayle
John O'Leary
as Lindsay Marriott
Kate Murtagh
as Frances Amthor
Walter McGinn
as Tommy Ray
Jimmy Archer
as Georgie
Logan Ramsey
as Commissioner
Jack Bernardi
as Louis Levine
Bennett Ohta
as Patron in Pool Hall
Richard Kennedy
as Detective
John O'Neill
as Detective
Andrew Harris
as Mulatto Child
Napoleon Whiting
as Hotel Clerk
John Eames
as Butler
Stu Gilliam
as 1st Man
Harry Caesar
as Bartender
Lola Mason
as Mother
Joan Shawlee
as Woman in Ballroom
Eddra Gale
as Singer
Karen Gaston
as Prostitute
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Critic Reviews for Farewell, My Lovely

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

Watching this movie has approximately the same effect as being locked overnight in a secondhand clothing store in Pasadena. There is an awful lot of dust and, after a while, the dummies look as if they are moving.

May 6, 2011 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
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Despite an impressive production and some firstrate performances, this third version fails to generate much suspense or excitement.

October 27, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
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The film's triumph is Mitchum's definitive Marlowe, which captures perfectly the character's down-at-heel integrity and erratic emotional involvement with his cases.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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It's as if someone had put pillow springs, power-steering and a tape deck into a classic racing-car. It is still handsome and it still goes, but it is a handsome mediocrity.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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"Farewell, My Lovely" is a great entertainment and a celebration of Robert Mitchum's absolute originality.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

What you have here is a very solid film that zings as well as zigs and zags to keep you guessing.

February 5, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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