Farewell, My Lovely
- 1 hr 35 min
It is Los Angeles 1941. Private detective Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is holed up in a sleezy hotel in a bad part of town. Marlowe is trying juggling two cases, neither of them an easy task for him. Marlowe explains to his friend police lieutenant Nulty what's been going on. Marlowe has been hired by Moose Malloy, an ex-con, who has just gotten out of jail. Moose is frantic to find his girlfriend Velma, a singer and dancer at a club called Florians. Florians caters mainly to a certain clientele and Marlowe soon discovers that he is not welcome there. Marlowe has a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Marlowe traces Velma's steps through people who knew her and encounters along the way corrupt cops and mobsters who want to make sure Marlowe is out of the way. Moose, in his quest of trying to find Velma accidentally shoots the manager of the club. The cops are hot at his heels. Lieutenant Nulty, a friend of Marlowe's heads up the search for Moose, along with his sleazy side kick Billy Rolfe making Marlowes job even more difficult. While Marlowe is still looking for Velma, he is also working on the second case. A jade necklace belonging to a powerful judge has been stolen and a ransom has been demanded for its return.The judge's wife Helen is very interested in Marlowe and has no qualms about letting him know. When Marlowe's around things get dangerous. People are out to kill him, women are after him and he's still on the trail of Velma. This film shows the seedy, backstreets of the city and the dangers that lurk in the shadows. This film exudes the grittiness of the old gangster movies. Raymond Chandler's iconic detective comes alive on the screen.