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Title: Big Sleep

Date: 1946
Type: Thriller
Rating: 5 Stars 5/5
Colour: No
Director: Howard Hawks

Philip Marlow (Humphrey Bogart) is employed to investigate the blackmail of the younger daughter (Martha Vickers) of a rich family, but gets drawn into a complex web of shady dealings, blackmail and murder.His nvestigation is complicated by allure of Lauren Bacall as the older sister who is involved with the plot. Humphrey Bogart is excellent as private eye Philip Marlow in this complex thriller. The plot from the Raymond Chandler novel is helped by a good script. The on screen chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, together with their banter with the sexual undercurrent is a good counterpoint to the murders and blackmail of the plot. There is also a good supporting cast.


Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogart
Lauren BacallLauren Bacall
Martha VickersMartha Vickers
John Ridgley
Dorothy MaloneDorothy Malone
Peggy Knudsen
Regis ToomeyRegis Toomey



Raymond Chandler
Max Steiner
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