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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep(1946)

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Brief Synopsis

Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.

Cast & Crew

Howard Hawks Director
Humphrey Bogart Philip Marlowe
Lauren Bacall Vivian Rutledge
John Ridgely Eddie Mars
Martha Vickers Carmen Sternwood
Dorothy Malone Bookstore proprietress
Peggy Knudson Mona Mars
Regis Toomey Bernie Ohls
Charles Waldron General Sternwood
Charles D. Brown Norris, the butler
Bob Steele Canino
Elisha Cook Jr. Harry Jones
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 23 Aug 1946
Release Date:  1946 Production Date:  A Howard Hawks Production
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very bad copy
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  113 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • love film big sleep

    vamato 2015-07-10

    wow im still watching it anything with bogie and bacall i to cant take my eyes off of lauren MORE>

  • The Big Sleep A Diamond With A Few Flaws

    RJMacReady 2015-06-20

    Hello TCMers, I am hopelessy biased by my infatuation with Lauren Bacall in the 40s. That being said, H. Hawks re-shot in late 46 several scenes; the... MORE>

  • HAIL HOWARD HAWKS !

    Will Fox 2015-02-01

    As any serious scholar or student of the studio system in Hollywood's heyday knows, Howard Hawks is in the top 3, of the most successful directors.... MORE>