The Big Sleep

(1946)

Overview

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.

  1. Raymond Chandler

    Novel

  2. William Faulkner

    Screenplay

  3. Howard Hawks

    Director

  4. Leigh Brackett

    Screenplay

  5. Jules Furthman

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

    Philip Marlowe

  2. Lauren Bacall

    Lauren Bacall

    Vivian Sternwood Rutledge

  3. John Ridgely

    John Ridgely

    Eddie Mars

  4. Martha Vickers

    Martha Vickers

    Carmen Sternwood

  5. Dorothy Malone

    Dorothy Malone

    Acme Bookstore Proprietress

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The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 22, 1946
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • August 31, 1946
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

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