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Murder, My Sweet (1944) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Adrian Scott and Sid Rogell.

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Philip Marlowe: My throat felt sore, but the fingers feeling it didn't feel anything. They were just a bunch of bananas that looked like fingers.


Philip Marlowe: It was a nice little front yard. Cozy, okay for the average family. Only you'd need a compass to go to the mailbox. The house was all right, too, but it wasn't as big as Buckingham Palace.


Philip Marlowe: "'Okay Marlowe,' I said to myself. 'You're a tough guy. You've been sapped twice, choked, beaten silly with a gun, shot in the arm until you're crazy as a couple of waltzing mice. Now let's see you do something really tough - like putting your pants on.'"


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RKO was on the verge of bankruptcy when it signed up aging matinée idol Dick Powell to make a series of musicals. Powell only signed under the proviso that he could play a straight dramatic role first, so he was cast as Philip Marlowe. Attached director Edward Dmytryk was initially horrified at this casting decision.
Philip Marlowe's gun is a Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 semi-automatic, carried in what looks like a George Lawrence Co. shoulder holster.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJune 11, 1945 with Dick Powell and Claire Trevor reprising their film roles.
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