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Farewell, My Lovely is a 1975 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Dick Richards, starring Robert Mitchum and featuring Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Jack O'Halloran, Sylvia Miles and Harry Dean Stanton, with an early screen appearance by Sylvester Stallone. The film is based on the Raymond Chandler's 1940 novel of the same name


Plot

Ex-con Moose (Jack O'Halloran) hires private eye Phillip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) to find his long-lost girlfriend, Velma, a lounge singer. The lounge owner's wife says she's dead, but Marlowe remains skeptical. Meanwhile, Marlowe also goes on a routine ransom exchange for a necklace and gets knocked out and framed for murder. He eventually finds the necklace's owner, blonde bombshell Helen Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) but, more importantly, evidence that the two cases are connected.

Cast

  • Robert Mitchum as Philip Marlowe
  • Charlotte Rampling as Helen Grayle/Velma
  • John Ireland as Lt. Nulty
  • Sylvia Miles as Jessie Halstead Florian
  • Anthony Zerbe as Laird Brunette
  • Harry Dean Stanton as Detective Billy Rolfe
  • Jack O'Halloran as Moose Malloy
  • Joe Spinell as Nick
  • Sylvester Stallone as Jonnie
  • Kate Murtagh as Frances Amthor (believed to be based on Brenda Allen)
  • John O'Leary as Lindsay Marriott
  • Walter McGinn as Tommy Ray
  • Burton Gilliam as Cowboy
  • Jim Thompson as Judge Baxter Wilson Grayle
  • Jimmie Archer as Georgie
  • Ted Gehring as Roy
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