Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Big Sleep (1946)

Bogart And Bacall

Directed by Howard Hawks
The first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel.

Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe
Lauren Bacall as Vivian Sternwood Rutledge
John Ridgely as Eddie Mars
Martha Vickers as Carmen Sternwood
Peggy Knudsen as Mona Mars
Regis Toomey as Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls
Charles Waldron as General Sternwood
Charles D. Brown as Norris
Bob Steele as Lash Canino
Dorothy Malone as Acme Bookstore proprietress
 Private detective Philip Marlowe is summoned to the mansion of his new client General Sternwood. The wealthy retired general wants to resolve gambling debts his daughter, Carmen, owes to bookseller Arthur Gwynn Geiger. As Marlowe is leaving, General Sternwood's older daughter, Mrs. Vivian Rutledge, stops him. She suspects her father's true motive for calling in Marlowe is to find his young friend Sean Regan, who had mysteriously disappeared a month earlier.

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