Murder, My Sweet
Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Murder, My Sweet is a nearly perfect film. Long considered one of the quintessential film noir, this tough, sardonic, and unusually witty film features hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) hired by ex-con Moose Malloy (Mike… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 9, 1944
DVD Release Date: July 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Treats us to some savory snatches of dialogue in the best noir tradition.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Powell is glib and great in one of the best hard boilers ever.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Possibly the best attempt at bring Raymond Chandler to the screen.

Mark Bourne

From its strongly accented camera angles and darkness-drenched nighttime action to the hardboiled narration of a cynical Los Angeles gumshoe outfitted in trenchcoat and fedora, Murder, My Sweet is pure Detective Noir 101.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Any way you look at it, 1944 was a great year for fans of Raymond Chandler and film noir.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Offers a delirious blend of violence, drug-induced hallucinations, and sexuality.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

What really fills out the film is Dmytryk's jazzy application of Orson Welles's RKO set-design.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Slightly uneven but pretty damn good. Dick Powell is not quite a revelation but he's certainly no slouch either as Marlowe.
Aj V
Who wouldn't want to see a film noir called Murder, My Sweet? That just sounds so cool. It really is a good movie, a bit confusing at first, but good in… More
xGary Xx
A private eye is hired by an ex-con to find his old girlfriend but gets sidetracked when a man who hires him as a bodyguard is murdered for a precious jade… More
William Sleet
Not as great as I remembered it - they change far too much from the novel for my liking - including a morally tidier ending. But it's still pretty… More
Devon Bott
A hard-nosed private detective named Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) gets hired for a pair of seemingly disparate simple jobs only to find himself in the middle of… More
Randy Tippy
One of the things I love most about classic noir films is the narrative. There's nothing quite like a private detective giving you the lay of the land as… More