Farewell, My Lovely


1h 37m 1975
Farewell, My Lovely

Brief Synopsis

Los Angeles private detective Philip Marlowe takes on the job of finding ex-con Moose Malloy's girlfriend Velma. Once on the case, Marlowe finds himself in one dangerous situation after another as he follows a trail of lies and betrayals.

Film Details

Also Known As
Farewell My Lovely
MPAA Rating
Genre
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Film Noir
Release Date
1975
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; HMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Los Angeles private detective Philip Marlowe takes on the job of finding ex-con Moose Malloy's girlfriend Velma. Once on the case, Marlowe finds himself in one dangerous situation after another as he follows a trail of lies and betrayals.

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Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Did You Ever Catch My Act? Beginning the two-scene performance that won Sylvia Miles her second Academy Award nomination, as Raymond Chandler’s boozy former showgirl Jessie Florian, visited by Robert Mitchum as an older, wearier Philip Marlowe, in 1941 L-A, in director Dick Richards’ film from David Zelag Goodman’s screenplay, Farewell, My Lovely, 1975.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - To Hell With Polite Drinking More than 40-minutes into the picture, shooting at the since-burned Max Busch house in Pasadena, Robert Mitchum narrates as Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, on a case that is, for now, unrelated to the initial investigation, introducing second-billed Charlotte Rampling as Mrs. Grayle, and the now-revered writer Jim Thompson in his only movie role as her power-broker husband, in Farewell, My Lovely, 1975.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Buy Yourself A New Suit Summoned to a plush 1941 L-A nightclub, Robert Mitchum as P-I Philip Marlowe, older than ever imagined by Raymond Chandler, consults with his neither client nor love-interest Mrs. Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) about her ancient husband (legendary writer Jim Thompson) and fixer Laird Burnette (Anthony Zerbe), later directly in Farewell, My Lovely, 1975.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Open, Tired And Growing Old Striking an odd balance here, Robert Mitchum, who could have played Philip Marlowe in the 1940’s, instead plays him in 1975, though much older than Raymond Chandler ever wrote him, in a period story set in 1941, through David Zelag Goodman’s adaptation and Dick Richards’ direction, opening Farewell, My Lovely, John Ireland and Harry Dean Stanton his cop buddies.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Ten Dollars For Elephants On a routine case collecting a straying teen (Noelle North, Lola Mason and Wally Berns her parents) in 1941 L-A, Robert Mitchum as private eye Philip Marlowe narrates and cracks wise, introducing ex-boxer Jack O’Halloran as Moose Malloy, Dick Richards directing from David Zelag Goodman’s adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, in Farewell, My Lovely, 1975.

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Film Details

Also Known As
Farewell My Lovely
MPAA Rating
Genre
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Film Noir
Release Date
1975
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; HMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Award Nominations

Best Supporting Actress

1975
Sylvia Miles

Quotes

She's cute, cuter than lace pants.
- Moose Malloy
She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket
- Philip Marlowe
You've been beaten up, slapped, shot full of hop untill you were as crazy as two waltzing mice, now let's see you do something really tough, like getting up.
- Phillip Marlowe
To hell with polite drinking.
- Helen Grayle

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1975

Released in United States August 20, 1975

Released in United States March 1979

Remake of "Murder My Sweet" (1944) directed by Edward Dmytryk.

Completed shooting April 21, 1975.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1975

Released in United States August 20, 1975

Released in United States March 1979 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (The 50-Hour Mighty MovieMarathon: Mystery and Suspense) March 14-30, 1979.)