Big Sleep, The (1946)
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Lauren Bacall
Humphrey Bogart
Dorothy Malone
Martha Vickers
Movie Details
Director Howard Hawks
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 3 hr 50 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The picture they were born for!

L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) takes on a blackmail case...and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more. But Raymond Chandler's legendary gumshoe solves it in hard-boiled style - and style is what The Big Sleep is all about. Director Howard Hawks serves up snappy character encounters, brisk pace and atmosphere galore. This DVD doubles your pleasure, offering two versions of this whodunit supreme: the familiar 1946 theatrical version (Side A) full of reshot scenes of incendiary Bogart/Bacall chemistry, and the less-familiar 1945 prerelease version (Side B), which recently resurfaced and whose plot and resolution are more linear in fashion.
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 012569502628
Release Date 2000.02.15
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Documetary The Big Sleep Comparisons 1945/1946, Featuring Robert Gitt of UCLA Analyzing scene differences between versions.
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