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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
AFI
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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  • The Big Sleep

    John 2013-08-02

    Overall-3/5Lead Performers-4/5Supporting Cast-3/5Director-2/5Score-4/5Titles=2/5Screenplay-4/5Cinematography-3/5Importance-2/5Recommendation for fans of... MORE>

  • The Big Sleep

    Meredith 2013-08-02

    I'm really glad I finally got to see this film. I had heard enough about it to not even bother trying to figure out the plot. So, I spent my time... MORE>

  • Don't try to figure out the plot--just enjoy!

    Natacha 2013-08-01

    This film was apparently edited after the initial, more detailed cut failed to satisfy audience's wish for more interaction between Bogey and Bacall.... MORE>