The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep Trailers

Original title The Big Sleep
Category Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK Release Date
Production year 1946
Production Country
Directors Howard Hawks
Cast Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Charles Waldron, Regis Toomey, Charles D. Brown, Elisha Cook Jr., Louis Jean Heydt, Bob Steele, Sonia Darrin
Distributor British Film Institute (BFI)


A taught and famously opaque thriller, The Big Sleep reveals treachery and deceit at every turn, as private detective Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart, discovers there is no-one he can trust when he investigates the messy lives of the Sternwood family and their seductive daughter Vivien, played by Lauren Bacall. Howard Hawks' masterful take on Raymond Chandler's hardboiled novel will leave you aching with suspense…