skip navigation
The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep(1946)

Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (3)

DVDs from TCM Shop

The Big Sleep Private eye Philip Marlowe... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now


powered by AFI

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

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 23 Aug 1946
Release Date:  1946 Production Date:  A Howard Hawks Production
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    

Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review



User Ratings & Review

This title has not been reviewed. Be the FIRST to write a review by CLICKING HERE >

User Ratings & Review

User Reviews:

  • Recommend:

  • Cinema History:

  • Cinematography:

  • Lead Performers:

  • Supporting Cast:

  • Director:

  • Screen Play:

  • Music Score:

  • Title Sequence:

User Ratings:

  • It's The Back Ground Music

    J. D. Jitters 2016-11-27

    As good as this film is, it's the background music that makes this movie what it is. Say what you will about MGM musicals but nobody and I mean... MORE>

  • Classic!

    RedRain 2016-09-16

    A lot of quibbles over the years about this film but, like it or not, it's a classic. The beautiful and very capable young actress, Lauren Bacall, is... MORE>

  • The Big Sleep

    michael whitty 2016-07-21

    A complex plot line that is difficult to keep up with "The Big Sleep" still turns out to be a classic murder mystery with Humphrey Bogart as... MORE>