LA private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is hired by ex-con Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend. While also investigating the murder of a client and the theft of a jade necklace, Marlowe becomes entangled with seductress Helen Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) and discovers a web of dark secrets that are better left hidden. Soaked in 1940s period detail, Farewell, My Lovely is a neo noir remake of the 1944 film but it follows the original Raymond Chandler's novel more closely.
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I've always dug Philip Marlowe. Born on page as a whiskey sipping, dame rustling, hard nosed P.I., his adventures have always been a good time for me. I prefer Powers Booth so far the most over everyone I have seen, but Robert Mitchum is a good Marlowe as well. And Farewell, My Lovely is a pretty good example at what makes the Marlowe stories so good. His volatile relationship with popo, a missing dame who might be more than what anyone is aware of, tough guys and gals impeding our hero's case, and lots of drinking and smoking through it all.