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Big Sleep, The

Big Sleep, The(1978)

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Brief Synopsis

Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler's book fairly closely otherwise. Philip Marlowe is asked by the elderly (and near death) General Sternwood to investigate an attempt at blackmail on one of his daughters. He soon finds that the attempt is half hearted at best and seems to be more connected with the disappearance of the other daughter's husband, Rusty Regan. Rusty's wife, seems unconcerned with his disappearance, further complicating the mystery. Only General Sternwood seems concerned as mobsters and hired killers continue to appear in the path of the investigation.

Cast & Crew

Michael Winner Director
Robert Mitchum Philip Marlowe
Sarah Miles Charlotte Regan Sternwood
Richard Boone Lash Canino
Candy Clark Camilla Sternwood
Joan Collins Agnes Lozelle
Edward Fox Joe Brody
John Mills Inspector Jim Carson
James Stewart General Guy Debrisai Sternwood
Oliver Reed Eddie Mars
Harry Andrews Vincent Norris
Colin Blakely Harry Jones
Richard Todd Commander Barker
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1978 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Itc Entertainment Group .....Production Company, .....Production Company, United Artists Films .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Itc Entertainment Group .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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  • Trash compared to the Bogart/Bacall version

    Bob Eckert 2014-07-19

    I can never understand why Hollywood persists in remaking one of a kind classics with modern actors who aren't one tenth as talented as the originals.... MORE>

  • Trash compared to the Bogart/Bacall version

    Bob Eckert 2014-07-19

    I can never understand why Hollywood persists in remaking one of a kind classics with modern actors who aren't one tenth as talented as the originals.... MORE>

  • A "must see" for fans of the Bogart version

    Alan Dyche 2007-06-03

    I've seen both movie versions of The Big Sleep. While I prefer the Mitchum version, I realize many do not. Still, see it; the movie Michael Winner... MORE>