Dick Powell, Claire Trevor
US DVD: 15 Sep 2015
I was spending a hot day with a cold gin when she walked into my office and raised the temperature. The way her long blonde locks swung in front of her face, I thought she’d set her hair ablaze when she lit her cigarette, but she knew how to light a match.
“I’ve got a case, Shamus,” she said between smoke rings.
“Me too,” I said, pouring another slug. “Want to compare symptoms?”
“Say, you’re sharp enough to slice a grapefruit, but let’s talk shop, shall we? It’s murder, my sweet.”
“You mean Farewell, My Lovely,” I corrected.
“Now you’re cooking with gas. That’s the original Raymond Chandler novel, one of his Philip Marlowe stories. It was made into a movie by that name with Robert Mitchum in 1975,