(VOD) Me, upon starting the film: Ah, finally filling in one of my noir gaps.
Five minutes later: Wait, have I seen this before?
After an IMDB check: Duh, I forgot that it’s an adaptation of FAREWELL, MY LOVELY, and was renamed MURDER, MY SWEET because test audiences thought FAREWELL, MY LOVELY sounded like a Dick Powell musical.
Regardless, this is the definitive adaptation of FAREWELL, MY LOVELY, and the model for all Chandler-inspired films. Wish I would’ve watched it years ago, but better late than never.