Near perfect, my sweet. Hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe (Powell) is hired by ex-con Moose Malloy (Mazurki) to find his missing girlfriend Velma. Shortly thereafter, Marlowe is hired by socialite Mrs. Grayle (Trevor) to find a valuable jade necklace that has been stolen from her.
Dividing his time between the seedy underworld and the ritzy digs of the upper class, Marlowe finds blackmail, doublecrosses, corruption, and murder on both sides of the tracks. Much to Marlowe's surprise, both cases dovetail into one. Considered one of the quintessential film noir films, this
tough, sardonic, and unusually witty film brought one-time movie crooner Powell back from the...