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The Big Sleep
Directed by:
Howard Hawks

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone and Peggy Knudsen, "The Big Sleep" (also known as "Tote schlafen fest", "Tiefe Schlaf, Der", "Grande sonno, Il") is a Crime/Drama/Film-noir/Mystery/Thriller film directed by Howard Hawks, and written by William Faulkner (screenplay), released in the USA on August 23 of 1946.

The type of man she hated . . . was the type she wanted !

Who directed "The Big Sleep":

The Big Sleep was directed by Howard Hawks, an American director, writer, producer, and actor.

Before The Big Sleep, Howard Hawks had directed To Have and Have Not, released in 1944, Corvette K-225 (1943), Air Force (1943), Ball of Fire (1941), Sergeant York (1941), and His Girl Friday (1940). Since, he directed Red River, released in 1948, A Song Is Born (1948), The Thing from Another World (1951), The Big Sky (1952), Monkey Business (1952), and O. Henry's Full House (1952).

What was the release date of "The Big Sleep":

The Big Sleep was initally released in the United States on Friday, August 23, 1946.. This was seventy-three (73) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, August 06, 1947 in France; Friday, September 29, 1967 in Germany; Wednesday, December 10, 1947 in Italy and on Sunday, April 03, 1955 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Big Sleep":

At the casting of The Big Sleep we find Humphrey Bogart, previously seen in Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) and Conflict (1945); Lauren Bacall (Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946), Confidential Agent (1945)); John Ridgely (Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946), My Reputation (1946)) [ more... ]

  • Peggy Knudsen and Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely can all be seen in Two Guys from Milwaukee, released in 1946.
  • Charles D. Brown and Humphrey Bogart, John Ridgely also appeared in Brother Orchid, released in 1940.
  • Regis Toomey, Bob Steele and Louis Jean Heydt also appeared in Island in the Sky, released in 1953.
  • Louis Jean Heydt and Regis Toomey can both be seen in Dive Bomber, released in 1941.

What is the Storyline of "The Big Sleep":

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 (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 find his friend and right-hand man Sean Regan, who had [...]

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