The Big Sleep

USA | 1946 | 116 | Howard Hawks

February 18, 2018

Tough-talking private dick Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired to settle the gambling debts of a millionaire's spoiled daughter. When her bookie is murdered, his client gets blackmailed, and he needs her seductive older sister (Lauren Bacall) to help him crack the case. William Faulkner's script captures the cynical, hard-boiled slang of Raymond Chandler's novel, director Howard Hawks recruits "It Couple" Bogart and Bacall, and those two lovebirds deliver some of the hottest onscreen chemistry in film history.

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  • Director: Howard Hawks
  • Principal Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1946
  • Running Time: 116
  • Producer: Howard Hawks
  • Screenplay: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman
  • Cinematographers: Sidney Hickox
  • Editors: Christian Nyby
  • Music: Max Steiner
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Warner Bros Classics