The Big Sleep

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.

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Film Cast:

  • Philip Marlowe: Humphrey Bogart
  • Vivian Sternwood Rutledge: Lauren Bacall
  • Eddie Mars: John Ridgely
  • Carmen Sternwood: Martha Vickers
  • Acme Bookstore Proprietress: Dorothy Malone
  • Mona Mars: Peggy Knudsen
  • Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls: Regis Toomey
  • General Sternwood: Charles Waldron
  • Norris the Butler: Charles D. Brown
  • Lash Canino: Bob Steele
  • Harry Jones: Elisha Cook Jr.
  • Joe Brody: Louis Jean Heydt
  • Art Huck (uncredited): Trevor Bardette
  • Taxi Driver (uncredited): Joy Barlow
  • Max – Head Waiter (uncredited): Max Barwyn
  • Waitress (uncredited): Deannie Best
  • Waitress (uncredited): Tanis Chandler
  • Croupier (uncredited): Jack Chefe
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): James Conaty
  • Medical Examiner (uncredited): Joseph Crehan
  • Agnes Lowzier (uncredited): Sonia Darrin
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Jack Deery
  • Librarian (uncredited): Carole Douglas
  • Casino Patron (uncredited): Jay Eaton
  • Sidney (uncredited): Tom Fadden
  • Woman with Bumped Man: Bess Flowers
  • Casino Patron (uncredited): Kenneth Gibson
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Joe Gilbert
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Stuart Hall
  • Casino Patron (uncredited): Shep Houghton
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Kenner G. Kemp
  • Motorcycle Cop (uncredited): Pete Kooy
  • Hatcheck Girl (uncredited): Lorraine Miller
  • Furtive Man (uncredited): Forbes Murray
  • Waiter (uncredited): William H. O’Brien
  • Cigarette Girl (uncredited): Shelby Payne
  • Silent Thug Beating Marlowe (uncredited): Jack Perry
  • Carol Lundgren (uncredited): Tommy Rafferty
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Waclaw Rekwart
  • Nightclub Patron (uncredited): Edward Rickard
  • Croupier (uncredited): Jeffrey Sayre
  • Ed – Deputy Sheriff (uncredited): Emmett Vogan
  • Arthur Gwynn Geiger (uncredited): Theodore von Eltz
  • Mars’ Thug (uncredited): Wally Walker
  • Owen Taylor (uncredited): Dan Wallace
  • Mars’ Thug (uncredited): Paul Weber
  • Pete (uncredited): Ben Welden
  • …: Suzanne Ridgeway

Film Crew:

  • Executive Producer: Jack L. Warner
  • Original Music Composer: Max Steiner
  • Art Direction: Carl Jules Weyl
  • Makeup Artist: Perc Westmore
  • Screenplay: Jules Furthman
  • Screenplay: Leigh Brackett
  • Sound Designer: Robert B. Lee
  • Producer: Howard Hawks
  • Novel: Raymond Chandler
  • Screenplay: William Faulkner
  • Director of Photography: Sidney Hickox
  • Editor: Christian Nyby
  • Set Decoration: Fred M. MacLean
  • Matte Painter: Paul Detlefsen

Movie Reviews:

  • Andres Gomez: Oh, man, what a movie!

    Perfect on every sense. Great cast, with terrific Bogart and Bacall. Complex and interesting plot and smart dialogues. Only “funny” thing, if we want to say something, is the “perception” of the women roles in the movie. They are strangely all sexy and attracted to and tempting Philip Marlow.

  • talisencrw: This continues the incredible run of films Bogie made with now-wife Lauren Bacall. Crackling script ran to perfection by Howard Hawks. Essential, especially for fans of detective thrillers or simply well-made movies.
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