Bogart and Bacall. Sometimes confusing--still great.
over 1 year
An extremely quotable film. Fun and twisty plot. Astoundingly sexy for Hays Code Era.
almost 3 years
trying to hard to be "the maltese falcon". Why every extra is a hot girl? even a cabbie
Fantastic Dialogue, I can see where the Cohen Brothers got the Big Lebowski from suddenly.
A classic noir featuring two great stars and a totally unique plot. Shouldn't be missed.
over 5 years
A classic of film noir http://1crimescene.blogspot.com
Always mix this up with The Maltese Falcon in my head
Bogart is an exceptional, dame-handling private dick. Wasn't fussed on the plot though
over 6 years
This movie's plot has a certain unpredictability that is missing from today's films.
The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as the female lead in a film about the "process of a criminal investigation, not its results." William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay.
In 1997, the U.S. Library of Congress deemed this film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," and added it to the National Film Registry.
Private detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) calls on new client General Sternwood (Charles Waldron) at his Los Angeles mansion. The wealthy general wants to resolve gambling debts his daughter, Carmen Sternwood (Martha Vickers), owes to bookseller, Arthur Gwynn Geiger. As Marlowe is leaving, General Sternwood's older daughter, Mrs. Vivian Rutledge (Lauren Bacall), stops him. She suspects her father's true motive for calling in a detective is to...