An aging Phillip Marlowe gets mixed up with blackmail & murder among elite social set in 1963.

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Laura Parker-Marlowe
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Larry Victor / Charles Nichols
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Lt. Arnie Burns
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Clayton Blackstone
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Set in 1963, an aging Philip Marlowe (James Caan) is supposedly giving up his wild times to get married to a younger socialite (Dina Meyer). However, as might be expected crime follows Marlowe as he is soon mixed up in blackmail and murders as a sleazy photographer (David Keith) threatens to expose photos of a former stripper (La Joy Farr) who is now running with a billionaire. As things progress, he soon realizes that his new wife's father (Joe Don Baker) is also involved. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Sex. Murder. Marlowe. This town has everything.

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Only a plot outline and four chapters of the source "Poodle Springs" novel were written by Raymond Chandler. These were originally first published in a collection of excerpts, letters and unpublished writings in 1962 entitled "Raymond Chandler Speaking". This film was made and first released about thirty-six years after this. See more »

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While Marlowe is talking to Muffy in his apartment, the newspaper article on the coffee table keeps changing position without being touched - alternatively jumping on and off the envelope and the table. See more »

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References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

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CAAN IS NOT PHILLIP MARLOWE
15 March 2002 | by (HARRISBURG, PA) – See all my reviews

He is a good actor though and definitely tries. Marlowe fans such as myself have to remember that Chandler never finished this novel because of failing health and Robert Parker, of SPENSER fame, tries to. Sadly he doesn't have Chandler's descriptive ability nor does he really grasp the character. Tom Stoppard, a very good playwright, should stick to that medium. Worth collecting for the history of Chandler/Marlowe.


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