Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Screenplay: John Paxton based on the novel by Raymond Chandler
Stars: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger and Mike Mazurki
The Pitch: “Hey, let’s turn Farewell, My Lovely into a movie!”
Tagline: An Original Philip Marlowe Mystery
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Private Eye, Phillip Marlowe (Powell) is convinced by Moose Malloy (Mazurki), a hulking, dense, ex-con to find his girl Velma. Trouble is Velma hasn’t been seen for six years. Marlowe’s digging puts him in the middle of bribery, theft and murder.