Murder My Sweet (1944)
Film 101: Shadows & Gunpowder, a study of Film Noir
Gumshoe Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy (Mike Mazurki) to track down his former girlfriend.
He’s also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy’s murder, Marlowe can’t leave the case alone, and soon discovers it’s related to Malloy’s.
As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde (Claire Trevor), the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.
About Film 101
Modeled after an Introduction to Film Studies course, the series features lively and engaging post-film discussions with fellow film buffs. Participants learn how to view classic and/or contemporary films with a critical eye and engage with the screen on a deeper level.
The films are shown in our cinema and the post-film discussions take place in our galleries.
In this Film 101 series Ian Ally-Seals will give viewers a tour through the dark and desperate world of Film Noir. The series will focus on four key films: Murder, My Sweet; The Killing; Bob le Flambeur; and Blood Simple. Through viewing these films and post-screening talks, viewers will gain insight into this versatile genre.