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The Big Sleep (1946)


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  • Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone
  • Directors: Howard Hawks
  • Writers: Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett, Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner
  • Producers: Howard Hawks, Jack L. Warner
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Release Date: July 25 2006
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FFJYA2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,217 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Taylor on July 30 2002
Format: DVD
THE BIG SLEEP has a reputation for being a film that gets lost in its own complexity and which fails to clearly identify all the perpetrators of all the murders that litter its scenes. There is a certain truth to this: like the Raymond Chandler novel on which it is based, the plot is extremely complicated, and it requires the viewer to mentally track an unexpected number of characters--including two characters that never appear on screen, a pivotal character who doesn't actually have any lines, and a character who is frequently mentioned but doesn't appear until near the film's conclusion. There is not, however, as much truth to the accusation that the film never exposes all the killers: only one killer is not specifically identified, but even so his identity is very clearly implied.
All this having been said, THE BIG SLEEP is one helluva movie. In general, the story concerns the wealthy Sternwood family, which consists of an aging father and two "pretty and pretty wild" daughters--one of whom, Carmen, is being victimized by a blackmailer. P.I. Philip Marlowe is hired to get rid of the blackmailer, but an unexpected murder complicates matters... and touches off a series of killings by a number of parties who have covert interests in the Sternwood family. Perhaps the most amazing thing about the film is that you don't actually have to pick apart the complicated story in order to enjoy it. The script is famous for its witty lines and sleek sexual innuendo--much of it lifted directly from Chandler's novel--and the cast is a dream come true.
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By Big Bill TOP 500 REVIEWER on Feb. 26 2014
Format: DVD
This movie has been reviewed extensively. I would add to the other reviews with this ; yes the plot is complicated - consider that a bonus opportunity to watch it again ( and again ) until you take it all in. The banter is exquisite . Bogart is still married to his third wife , but the spark between Bogie and Bacall is apparent
to the audience. Bogie , as Marlowe , enjoys a magical existence ; every where he goes women swoon . He even engages a female taxi driver for a fare and she gives him her card and says call me anytime , nights are better , I work during the day. All the women Bogie encounters are attractive brunettes ; none are allowed to compete with Bacall in the hair colour department.
An unusual movie occurrence ; at one point Bogie and Bacall deliver lines at the same time , over each other . Couldn't possibly be done by accident , they would have just shot it again. As it is it adds to the confusion and tenseness of the scene. Now 66 years old it stands as a gem worth viewing.
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By Fraser D. Riddell TOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 4 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Good quality DVD, excellent movie. Bogie and Bacall make the screen steam. Great mystery with lots of action and terrific dialogue. Worth it just to hear the couple spar with each other. One of my favorite movies and I recommend you buy it and become a fan too ! I recommend this DVD.
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They were one of Hollywood's all-time legendary couples, both on screen and off; producing celluloid magic in the four films they made together between 1943 and 1948 as much as by their off-screen romance, which in itself was the stuff that dreams are made of. He was the American Film Insititute's No. 1 star of the 20th century, Hollywood's original noir anti-hero, who in addition to the AFI honors bestowed on his real-life persona also played two of the 20th century's Top 50 film heroes ("Casablanca"'Rick Blaine and this movie's Philip Marlow); epitome of the handsome, cynical and oh-so lonesome wolf, looking unbeatably cool in dinner jacket, trenchcoat and fedora alike, a glass of whiskey in his hand and cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth; and endowed with a legendary aura several times larger than his physical stature. She, despite a 25-year age difference his equal in everything from grit and toughness to mysterious appeal; chillier than bourbon on the rocks, possessing more than just a touch of class whatever her role; and long since a bona fide AFI movie legend in her own right.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met on the set of Howard Hawks's 1944 realization of Ernest Hemingway's "To Have and Have Not," where an obvious chemistry quickly developed between 45-year-old veteran Bogart, who had just scored two of film history's greatest-ever hits with "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca" in the two preceding years, and the sassy, exciting 20-year-old newcomer who possessed the maturity and sex-appeal of a woman good and well 10 years her senior.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 2 2002
Format: VHS Tape
My mum recommenended the Chandler books for me to read when I was bored. I am so glad I took her advice. I loved them so she recommended the humphrey bogart Marlowe films to me . THE BIG SLEEP ROCKS ETERNALLY. I cannot express how much I love this film. O.K I'm 14 and it's not the kind of thing most teenagers watch. But Humphrey Bogart is smooth (if a little small) and Lauren Bacall is the best actress ever, I want to be her. After watching this film for the upteenth time I realised how dreadfully girly girly her lines were but she makes Vivian Sternwood really spunky. The plot is groovy the characters fantastic and I honestly can't think of anyway it could be improved. After being a fan of the books I coudn't see how this could be as good- It is just as wonderful. I am really bugged that I can't get hold of "To Have and Have Not" -just because I live in the U.K.
I WILL NEVER GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are an adult get this for your kids. Why should we lose out on this kinda stuff? Just because it was filmed a few(ahhum)years ago.
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