Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Dick Powell

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 26 Mar 2008

I just always pictured Robert Mitchum or John Payne as Marlowe. Mitchum was terrific in FAREWELL MY LOVELY when he got around to playing him in the 70s, he was just too old by then. Imagine if he'd started playing Marlowe the same year he made OUT OF THE PAST.

All the Best-


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Simon Wood
  Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 9:28 PM
  Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Dick Powell


  I thought I was the only one who thought this about that scene with
  Dick Powell. :-)

  As much as I like Cary Grant, I just never picture him as Marlowe.
  He's just too cleancut for me.

  Simon Wood

  --- In, "Juri Nummelin"
  <juri.nummelin@...> wrote:
> Dick Powell is very good in MURDER, MY SWEET and is shabby in the
  right way,
> but there's a scene in which he has only his undershirt on (and
  his slacks,
> too) and a dame comes in and starts to tell Powell/Marlowe how
  great looking
> he is, strong and all that. And Powell really has this quite big
  belly and
> rather thin arms! Even I have more muscles than Dick Powell. It's
  a scene
> that I'd cut away from the movie or build Powell some muscles with
> effects.


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