Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
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as Philip Marlowe
as Helen Grayle
as Lieutenant Nulty
as Billy Rolfe
as Tommy Ray
as Mrs. Florian
as Moose Malloy
as Patron in Pool Hall
as Lindsay Marriott
as Judge Grayle
as Frances Amthor
as Woman in Ballroom
as Mulatto Child
as 1st Man
as Hotel Clerk
as Louis Levine
as 2nd Man
Critic Reviews for Farewell, My Lovely
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.
Despite an impressive production and some firstrate performances, this third version fails to generate much suspense or excitement.
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.
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.
"Farewell, My Lovely" is a great entertainment and a celebration of Robert Mitchum's absolute originality.
Audience Reviews for Farewell, My Lovely
Fast talking, noir type film in color. Typical 40's treatment of famed private eye Marlowe. Robert Mitchum playing private eye Phillip Marlowe more than anyone else. Marlowe has been hired by a huge and surly ex-convict, Moose Malloy, to find his old girlfriend Velma, whom he hasn't seen in years. See Sylvester Stallone in an early career role too. [img]http://fineartamerica.com/images-simple-print/images-medium/farewell-my-lovely-robert-mitchum-1966-everett.jpg[/img] Robert Mitchum as Philip Marlowe, private eye detective Don't confuse the tall thug "Moose" character with Richard Kiel of the James Bond series JAWS. Although much alike in size and personality, this is actor Jack O'Halloran. [img]http://images.cdn.filmclub.org/film__10773-farewell-my-lovely--large.jpg[/img] Jack O'Halloran, left Jack O'Halloran (born April 8, 1943) is an American boxer and actor. O'Halloran is best known for such films as Superman: The Movie, Superman II and Dragnet. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2c/Poster_Farewell_My_Lovely_1975.jpg/220px-Poster_Farewell_My_Lovely_1975.jpg[/img] SEE the film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpIftdXefsE [img]http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/farewell-my-lovely.jpg[/img] REVIEWS from those like us: 80% Great noir with good mood and exceptional performance by Robert Mitchum. 50% Mitchum is incredible as Marlowe, far superior to Bogart or Gould, though I don't fully understand Hollywoods love affair with the character. 70% Farewell, My Lovely tries to combine 40s noir style with 70s color, nudity and profanity. This combination is a mixed bag, but I like Robert Mitchum NOTES: 1 Mitchum would return to the role of Marlowe three years later in a 1978 remake of The Big Sleep, making him the only actor to portray Philip Marlowe more than once on the big screen. 2 Sylvester Stallone appears in a minor role [img]http://i2.listal.com/image/1351661/600full-farewell,-my-lovely-screenshot.jpg[/img] Sylvester Stallone, right Directed by Dick Richards Produced by Elliott Kastner Jerry Bruckheimer George Pappas Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman Story by Farewell, My Lovely Raymond Chandler Starring Robert Mitchum Charlotte Rampling John Ireland Sylvia Miles Anthony Zerbe Music by David Shire Cinematography John A. Alonzo [img]http://s.ecrater.com/stores/64590/4bfdf3c2a834e_64590n.jpg[/img] Editing by Joel Cox Walter Thompson Studio ITC Entertainment Distributed by Avco Embassy Pictures Release dates August 8, 1975 (United States) Running time 95 minutes Country United States Language English Box office $2,000,000 (United States) [img]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSpsod1yHa1Dh3zxUeu6Nmv4MovcM3ZIW0aBIbyMd-yYjyR__bI[/img]
Caught this on cable and am now crestfallen that I can't own it to re-watch on DVD, which is just a shame, as this one would definitely hold up to numerous re-watches. Mitchum is amazing as always in a noir role, and young(ish) Charlotte Rampling is pretty easy on the eyes; well worth tracking down. Recommended.
A 1970s film mostly shot and acted like the 1940s never ended. So what is new here? Nudity, better acting, and drugs. All told I loved it, even if it is not exceptional. I am a sucker for these films though. The lines are great and you get to see Stallone play a thug.
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