Thursday, April 3, 2008

Murder, my sweet AKA Farewell, my lovely (1944) - Dick Powell, Claire Trevor and Anne Shirley in a classic film-noir

Rating 7.7/10
Runtime: 95 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
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Dick Powell ... Philip Marlowe
Claire Trevor ... Mrs.Helen Grayle
Anne Shirley ... Ann Grayle
Otto Kruger ... Jules Amthor
Mike Mazurki ... Moose Malloy
Miles Mander ... Mr. Grayle
Douglas Walton ... Lindsay Marriott

Description: This adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel 'Farewell, My Lovely', renamed for the American market to prevent filmgoers mistaking it for a musical (for which Powell was already famous) has private eye Philip Marlowe hired by Moose Malloy, a petty crook just out of prison after a seven year stretch, to look for his former girlfriend, Velma, who has not been seen for the last six years. The case is tougher than Marlowe expected as his initially promising enquiries lead to a complex web of deceit involving bribery, perjury and theft, and where no one's motivation is obvious, least of all Marlowe's.






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Audio : 131 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

They drive by night (1940) - lesser known film noir directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, Ida Lupino and Ann Sheridan

Rating 7.3/10
Runtime: 91 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
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George Raft ... Joe Fabrini
Humphrey Bogart ... Paul Fabrini
Ann Sheridan ... Cassie Hartley
Ida Lupino ... Lana Carlsen
Gale Page ... Pearl Fabrini

Description: Brothers Paul and Joe Fabrini run a trucking business in California mainly shipping fruit from farms to the markets in Los Angeles. They struggle to make ends meet in the face of corrupt businessmen and intense competition. They are forced into driving long hours and one night pick-up waitress Cassie Hartley who's just quit her job at a truck stop. The three of them witness the death of a mutual acquaintance when he falls asleep at the wheel. This has a profound effect on Paul and Joe and they become determined to find a way to make the business pay so they can quit.

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