Film / Farewell, My Lovely

In 1975, Raymond Chandler's 1940 novel Farewell, My Lovely was adapted into a film directed by Dick Richards and starring Robert Mitchum as Philip Marlowe.

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.