The Big Sleep

Someone is blackmailing Carmen, dissolute younger daughter of the old General sternvuda, and he hires a private detective Marlowe to find and drive off the extortionists. Tom can not even do the job — all the suspects one by one kill. The eldest daughter of General Vivian offers to help Marlow, but on whose side? Mysterious, tough, unpredictable and sexy beauty, she is always there where is not necessary. To obtain accurate information from it — is like Rob Fort Knox...

  • Howard Hawks

Release Date: 1946-08-31
IMDb icon 7.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $250,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $22,356
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Giuditta Franckot
15 February 2014 | 11:02

Adaptation of the novel by Raymond Chandler, the famous American detectivity. In work on the script was also not aware of the writer William Faulkner.

Private detective Philip Marlowe is invited to the house of General Sternwood — need to find out who also blackmails General and one of his daughters Carmen, not characterized by modest behavior. Soon Marlowe is faced with a string of killings and different kinds of shady characters and more and more embroiled in the strange network of intrigue and also a web of charm eldest daughter of Sternwood on behalf of the Vivienne.

The farther in fact more wood. The plot develops rapidly and every minute is becoming more confusing, so what to follow all chains can be difficult to the uninitiated viewer. On the screen appears a lot of minor characters, but only remember the name of the story that have a corpse. The intricacies of the plot are such that working on the script, Faulkner and Brackett called Chandler, trying to figure out who also killed one of characters. It turned out, the writer and he is not know, leaving the decision of this question at the discretion of the filmmakers.

The representative of the classic crime films Noir from the characteristic of style features. The main character — cynical but charming sleuth in the great Humphrey Bogart, witty, always ready to use the gun and their fists. Femme fatale Lauren Bacall — cold seductive — which is impossible to resist. In this gorgeous pair of tension just sparks.

The action takes place in mostly at night and a day of pouring rain, an intricate plot, witty dialogue, the cult of power, heroes without a moral compass, the dark contrasting the light and disturbing music. That another of happiness, or rather film Noir, want?

Daisie Vevina
22 November 2011 | 01:14

"The big sleep" — another example of a quality detective. Simple logic, on which is based the plot of the film. The younger daughter secured the old General begins to blackmail racketeer Geiger. Easy money to cut it! But everything is wrapped in this story is a deep veil of intricate stories, or — a deep sleep. To unravel it all is solved (... for the money, of course) detective Philip Marlowe. Humphrey Bogart in his favorite manner played a tough detective, who, in the end, a party or a prototype for other to other adaptations.

Of course, all the essence of this confusion is based on the General dialogue with Marlowe. Sometimes we even had to fast-forward to associate some of the facts of subsequent events with the dialogue. To the middle, it would seem that the eldest daughter in performed by Lauren Bacall (... then, who became the wife of Bogart), closes the case. Well, so as not to expose their home. Here here and there is a new revolution in this whole story.

So, we have a great mix of puzzle detective with  black Noir. Actors have successfully used in their images. Wanted to note a young temptress Dorothy Malone, who played a small role. Her librarian, to which incidentally dropped by Marlowe for information he needs persons — young and a modest girl, but at the same time, somehow clumsily craves male attention. And it is very well played its a small batch. Although the benefit will come only after ten years.

See the classics!

Tommy Kraus
14 February 2012 | 10:37

This ripe and checked (like a good many years of alcohol exposure) time classic Noir, you can get away with hands even a certain degree of ambiguity. In since in the designated genre is not recommended to leave innuendo, and in "The Big Sleep" there are not taken from the agenda issues as for example, who took bedolashnye driver... But it is it must be noted, manage to make a registry of categorical events. After all, the climax of the film is that permeates storyline, no delay frills break in Java no will not will not to, for events are not released their desire they can easily carry an impenetrable wall.

At Marlow plunge into the world of extravagant and not as an intriguing genre where on the way there are many complicated situations of the villains that accompanies the lie (sea of lies and her satellites), greed, and hypocrisy. But the knack Marlowe and his well-aimed irony, make it would seem impossible, cling to the threads of this extraordinary case and reach of truth. Although the truth, according to Hawkes a loose concept, and for many participants, the picture is unattainable.

The atmosphere in the absolute majority of classic Noir unique and exceptional (this is not a trivial kulakane, just for other than call it ought to feel, see). Bogart in the shade of the house, leaving the in a shadow to consider hiding the car and "diving" back into  the"shadow veil". Surveillance across the street and tear-off rain. Sharp well-built without over dialogues, movie divas of a bygone era, still not massively asilicone, with an indispensable charm and the same charm (women? Who created them. The Lord unrivalled genius is not the hawks movie, but suitable for the situation, ladies and really good).

And of course in person the detective Marlowe in the face of all the classic Humphrey Bogart. Not so long ago (they occasionally something Matures in terms of ideas, sometimes even useful) Americans otovaritsya Jagrata title (say even after so many years said his contribution relevance) the actor worker. Although anyone who saw him. Game no pretentious ratings, it is clear that bogey — not man of advertising sausages, and absolute talent, his voice as some have noted, the ability to use quality of life projected on his characters (their similarity), making them alive (in the sense of successful entry into the way) is truly compelling. Bogart — legend. Loud and pathetic? But I have no doubt. and in the furnace of Paphos. If and compare game the movie, you can only compare with a pleasant dream. Not forget the Bogart... to Go that l to hang a banner on a visible place... so will not help all still poskandalit to watch "House 55" or "the Secret wedding of the porch is 8". In General the movie was a success and even now finds its audience. Hawkes gratitude for a lasting legacy. Bograth similarly, the twice, plus the miraculous and indestructible for the merciless Sands of time monument.

How much has The Big Sleep made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $22,356.
How much did it cost to make The Big Sleep?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $250,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Big Sleep?
This tv-show was directed by Howard Hawks.
What is the genre of The Big Sleep?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Mystery, Best Crime Movies, Film-Noir, Best Mystery Movies, Best Film-Noir Movies.
Who starred in The Big Sleep?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone.
What is The Big Sleep IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.9.
When was The Big Sleep released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1946-08-31.