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 These were originally first published in a collection of excerpts, letters and unpublished writings in 1962 entitled "Raymond Chandler Speaking".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
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