--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Patrick Kennedy <pbjk2004@...> wrote:
> I agree that Michael Winner's London take on 'The Big Sleep' was execrable, but
> 'Farewell My Lovely' was probably the most faithful rendition of a Chandler
> novel ever committed to celluloid, even though by the time he finally got to
> play Marlowe Mitchum was way too old. But Dick Powell as Marlowe? In
> preference to Bogart, say? Dick Powell to my mind was about as good at playing
> Marlowe as Roger Moore was at playing James Bond, although it could've been
> worse I suppose: they could've chosen Fred Astaire.
I agree about _Farewell my lovely_, excellent film. Agreed also on Dick Powell, an actor I have never warmed up to. A real pro, to be sure, but lacking charisma, in my opinion. The young Mitchum, on the other hand, would probably have been terrific as Marlowe.
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