As the body count mounts, Marlowe survives attempts on his life, which include being drugged and held captive by a psychotic brothel madam named Frances Amthor (Kate Murtagh) and her thugs. The action comes to a head with a shootout on a gambling boat off the L.A. coast.
Farewell My Lovely is a first rate film, and a fine specimen of the genre, albeit a Neo Noir remake. The Director Dick Richards, took his material and his characters quite seriously and it shows. His star, Robert Mitchum, delivered what many have said was his definitive performance as an actor. And finally, actor and guest for the opening night screening, Jack O'Halloran, provides a larger than life performance (both in stature and in the immensity of his need) as ex-convict Moose Malloy. Arthur Lyons would have been proud to screen Farewell My Lovely, and festival programmer Alan K. Rode clearly agrees. Don't miss it!
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