Mitchum, as the intrepid private eye Marlowe, is hired by Moose Malloy (O'Halloran), a giant thug recently released from prison, to find his girlfriend. Mitchum takes on a second case when the fey Lindsay Marriott (O'Leary) seeks his assistance in buying back a valuable jade necklace held
for ransom after being stolen from the sultry Velma Grayle (Rampling). Investigating both cases simultaneously, Marlowe discovers that the two cases are really one and the same--a puzzle involving false identity, hidden loot, and murder.
An affectionate adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel that beautifully evokes the seamy side of 1940s Los Angeles via superb production desig...