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
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
References The Thin Man