The Big Sleep

The picture they were born for!

Categories: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1946-08-23
Run time: 116 minute / 1:56
Director: Howard Hawks
Writers: Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett, William Faulkner.
Production Company : Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



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

Max Steiner Original Music Composer

Carl Jules Weyl Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Perc Westmore Makeup Artist

Jules Furthman Screenplay
Leigh Brackett Screenplay

Robert B. Lee Sound Designer

Howard Hawks Director

Howard Hawks Producer

Raymond Chandler Novel
William Faulkner Screenplay

Sidney Hickox Director of Photography

Christian Nyby Editor

Fred M. MacLean Set Decoration

Visual Effects
Paul Detlefsen Matte Painter

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