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Trailer for the 1946 adaptation, The Big Sleep.

Private investigator Philip Marlowe is thrust into a world of drugs, sex, blackmail, and murder when he agrees to protect a rich man's reckless, uncontrollable daughter.

Chandler's first novel introduced private detective Philip Marlowe, and The Big Sleep set the standard for private detective movies. Down-at-the-heels private eye Marlowe gets the assignment to clean up after the daughters of a dying millionaire, but dead people have a nasty habit of trailing in their wake. The famously tortuous story line (Hawks supposedly asked Chandler to clarify a plot point about the murder of the family chauffeur; the novelist hadn't a clue as to who did the deed) seems beside the point when Bogart and Bacall are onscreen. The final release was recut to include more of their scenes together.

Duration
1 min 51 sec

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33,986

Posted On
December 06, 2010
Director
Howard Hawks

Writer
William Faulkner

Studio
Warner Bros Pictures

Release
August 23, 1946
Cast
Humphrey Bogart
Lauren Bacall
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