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The Big Sleep
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Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart
Philip Marlowe
Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall
Vivian Rutledge
John Ridgely John Ridgely
Eddie Mars
Martha Vickers Martha Vickers
Carmen Sternwood
Dorothy Malone Dorothy Malone
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Peggy Knudsen Peggy Knudsen
Mona Mars
Regis Toomey Regis Toomey
Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron
Gen. Sternwood

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William Faulkner William Faulkner
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Leigh Brackett Leigh Brackett
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Classic quintessential mystery.

8 years ago at Apr 30 4:38
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"What's the matter? Haven't you ever seen a gun before? What do you want me to do, count three like they do in the movies?"

Regarded as one of the essential Bogart/Bacall films, The Big Sleep is a stimulating plunge into an entertaining slice of detective fiction. Filmmakers these days just don't make movies like The Big Sleep anymore; the film is stylish and atmospheric, set in a w... read more

A classic

4 years ago at May 9 14:51
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Since it is such a classic, I was really eager to watch it. Out of the 4 movies involving Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, it is probably the best one they made together. It is a rather confusing story (as a matter of fact, while working on the script, writers William Faulkner and Leigh Brackett couldn't figure out from the novel who murdered a particular character. So they phoned Raymond Chandl... read more


3 years, 5 months ago at Dec 25 15:58
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Well I really enjoyed this film, but it's clearly dated.
It's also especially nice to see two Hollywood Golden Era Actors Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall, it's a really good film. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in The Golden Hollywood.
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Release date: 31 August 1946
UPC: 012569541221
Tags: Film Noir (18), Mystery (15), 1940s (14), Detective (13), 1946 (12), Drama (11), Romance (10), Murder (10), Blackmail (10), Usa (9), Betrayal (9), Thriller (9), Noir (8), Femme Fatale (8), Private Detective (7), Classic (6), Black & White (6), Crime (5), Film-noir (4), 300 Greatest Films (3)
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