Rent The Big Sleep (1946)

4.0 of 5 from 191 ratings
1h 50min
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Synopsis:
L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case...and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more. But Raymond Chandler's legendary gumshoe solves it in hard-boiled style - and style is what The Big Sleep is all about. In this familiar 1946 theatrical version, director Howard Hanks serves up snappy character encounters (particularly the re-shot scenes of incendiary Bogart/Bacall chemistry) brisk pace & atmosphere galore.
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Directors:
Writers:
William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/07/2000
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Interactive menu
  • Scene access

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Reviews (3) of The Big Sleep

Sassy. - The Big Sleep review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
26/07/2012

Apparently, no one follows the plot. But no one cares. Everyone loves Bogart and Bacall, the suspense, the noirish visuals, and the fast dialogue lifted from Chandler's first novel. Wonderful, stylish entertainment.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Bogart and Bacall in superb Hollywood film noir. Great stuff! - The Big Sleep review by RP

Spoiler Alert
03/12/2014

Private eye Philip Marlowe is called in to investigate the gambling debts of a rich man's daughters and uncovers - and of course resolves - a maze of gambling, blackmail and murder.

Humphrey Bogart stars with Lauren Bacall in this superb 1946 film noir. Bogart is superb in the role of private eye Marlowe - tough, wisecracking and a bit of a ladies man. The much younger Bacall is sexy and wisecracking in return and the two spark off each other in a memorable film directed by Howard Hawks.

This was Bogart and Bacall's second film together - they had married in 1945 (he was 45 and she was 20) and remained married until Bogart's untimely death in 1957.

The on-screen relationship between them is almost tangible and with the tight direction, complex plot, small time gangsters, dark and wet locations, gunfire and fisticuffs this is a superb example of Hollywood art.

Highly recommended - 5/5 stars

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Is he as cute as you?' 'No one is.' - The Big Sleep review by AS

Spoiler Alert
29/08/2017

A shambolic labyrinthine plot, cobbled together from three Chandler short stories. So? Just enjoy Bogart and Bacall whose chemistry scorches holes in the screen; direction as sharp as gunshots; one-liners to die for.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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