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.

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Credits

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

producer/director

Howard Hawks

Duration

01:54:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1946

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302487

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q1137931

TMDB-Movie

910

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