Film: Farewell My Lovely
In 1975, a Raymond Chandler's 1940 book Farewell, My Lovely was adapted into a movie. Everyone's favorite Private Detective Philip Marlowe is hired by an ex-con named Moose Malloy to find his missing girlfriend, Velma, while simultaneously investigating a murder connected with a missing jade necklace. Of course, both cases turn out to be connected, and Marlowe gets caught up in something far bigger than he imagined.
Tropes appearing in this film:
- Bulletproof Human Shield: A variant, in one scene a man stops a woman being attacked by shooting the attacker in the back. Had the bullet gone through it would have gone into the victim too.
- Film Noir
- The Forties: It takes place in 1941.
- Grand Staircase Entrance
- Hardboiled Detective
- Los Angeles
- Private Eye Monologue: One of the best.