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The Big Sleep (1946)

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114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Writers
William Faulkner (screen play) | Leigh Brackett (screen play) | Jules Furthman (screen play) | Raymond Chandler (short story "Killer in the Rain")
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Sidney Hickox (as Sid Hickox)
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Budget
$ 250,000
Gross (World)
$ 22,356
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Release date
Aug 31, 1946 (United States)
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48 cast members
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Humphrey Bogart
Philip Marlowe Philip Marlowe   See fewer
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Lauren Bacall
Vivian Rutledge Vivian Rutledge   See fewer
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John Ridgely
Eddie Mars Eddie Mars   See fewer
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Martha Vickers
Carmen Sternwood Carmen Sternwood   See fewer
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Dorothy Malone
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Peggy Knudsen
Mona Mars Mona Mars   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls   See fewer
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Charles Waldron
General Sternwood General Sternwood   See fewer
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Charles D. Brown
Norris - the Butler Norris - the Butler   See fewer
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Bob Steele
Lash Canino Lash Canino   See fewer
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Elisha Cook Jr.
Harry Jones Harry Jones   See fewer
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Louis Jean Heydt
Joe Brody Joe Brody   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
Art Huck (uncredited) Art Huck (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joy Barlow
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Barwyn
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Deannie Best
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Tanis Chandler
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Jack Chefe
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James Conaty
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Joseph Crehan
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Sonia Darrin
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Jack Deery
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Carole Douglas
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Jay Eaton
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Tom Fadden
Sidney (uncredited) Sidney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
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Kenneth Gibson
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Joe Gilbert
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Stuart Hall
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Shep Houghton
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Kenner G. Kemp
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Pete Kooy
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Lorraine Miller
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Forbes Murray
Furtive Man (uncredited) Furtive Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
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Shelby Payne
Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
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Tommy Rafferty
Carol Lundgren (uncredited) Carol Lundgren (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waclaw Rekwart
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Edward Rickard
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Suzanne Ridgway
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Jeffrey Sayre
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Emmett Vogan
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Theodore von Eltz
Arthur Gwynn Geiger (uncredited) Arthur Gwynn Geiger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Walker
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Dan Wallace
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8 / 10 | 72,142 votes