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?
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 These were originally first published in a collection of excerpts, letters and unpublished writings in 1962 entitled "Raymond Chandler Speaking".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
When James Caan is first seen lighting his cigarette, he uses a pack of safety matches, which has its striker on the back of the matches. These were not introduced until c. 1970. In 1963, he would have used matches where the striker is on the front of the matchbook. See more
References The Thin Man