The Big Sleep

United States, 1946

Film
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Based on Raymond Chandler’s novel of the same name, “The Big Sleep” stars Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe, the private eye who “dares to walk the mean streets alone”. Investigating a series of gambling debts he comes across plenty of murder, blackmail, kidnapping and violence. Lauren Bacall plays opposite Bogart and the screen magic between them in this film is legendary. The witty dialogue is scripted by William Faulkner. A consummate Hollywood film noir.

Credits

producer/director

Howard Hawks

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:54:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37261

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Crime films

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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