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
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Sex. Murder. Marlowe. This town has everything.
Did You Know?
's interpretation and characterization of Raymond Chandler
's Phillip Marlowe detective character was a much older and world-weary one, just as Robert Mitchum
's had also been in The Big Sleep
(1978) and Farewell, My Lovely
(1975). These were all markedly different than the earlier cinematic incarnations of the Marlowe private eye where the character was younger and more energetic. See more
The movie is set in 1963. When James Caan is thrown in jail, early on in the movie, the other inmates are singing "The Times They Are a-Changin". He may have sung it on Oct 26th at Carnegie Hall but it wasn't issued until the album, of which it was title track, came out in January, 1964. See more
References From Russia with Love