Murder Mysteries - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Murder Mysteries - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

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The definitive Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall vehicle, The Big Sleep casts Bogart as Raymond Chandler's cynical private eye Philip Marlowe. Summoned to the home of the fabulously wealthy General Sternwood (See more details below

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Overview

The definitive Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall vehicle, The Big Sleep casts Bogart as Raymond Chandler's cynical private eye Philip Marlowe. Summoned to the home of the fabulously wealthy General Sternwood (Charles Waldron), Marlowe is hired to deal with a blackmailer shaking down the General's sensuous, thumb-sucking daughter Carmen (Martha Vickers). This earns Marlowe the displeasure of Carmen's sloe-eyed, seemingly straight-laced older sister Vivian (Bacall), who is fiercely protective of her somewhat addled sibling. As he pursues the case at hand, Marlowe gets mixed up in the murder of Arthur Geiger (Theodore von Eltz), a dealer in pornography. He also runs afoul of gambling-house proprietor Eddie Mars (John Ridgely), who seems to have some sort of hold over the enigmatic Vivian. Any further attempts to outline the plot would be futile: the storyline becomes so complicated and convoluted that even screenwriters William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthmann were forced to consult Raymond Chandler for advice (he was as confused by the plot as the screenwriters). When originally prepared for release in 1945, The Big Sleep featured a long exposition scene featuring police detective Bernie Ohls (Regis Toomey) explaining the more obscure plot details. This expository scene was ultimately sacrificed, along with several others, in favor of building up Bacall's part; for instance, a climactic sequence was reshot to emphasize sexual electricity between Bogart and Bacall, obliging Warners to replace a supporting player who'd gone on to another project. The end result was one of the most famously baffling film noirs but also one of the most successful in sheer star power.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/2009
UPC:
0883929061181
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Classic Movie
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
7:27:00
Sales rank:
6,298

Special Features

Closed Caption

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Murder Mysteries - The Maltese Falcon
1. Credits and Foreword [1:21]
2. Sweet New Client [4:41]
3. Killed in Action [4:02]
4. Where Spade Stands [3:12]
5. Grieving Widow [3:41]
6. Dangerous Lady? [5:34]
7. Joel Cairo [6:13]
8. Losing a Shadow [1:21]
9. A Little Trust [3:32]
10. Take It and Like It [3:05]
11. Strong-Arm of the Law [4:38]
12. Lies About the Bird [2:47]
13. Evicting a Cheap Gunman [3:06]
14. Stashing Brigid [3:32]
15. Plain Speaking [5:40]
16. Falcon Lore [7:25]
17. Off the Boat [2:40]
18. Dead Man's Delivery [5:18]
19. We're All Here [1:45]
20. Fall-Guy Candidates [5:04]
21. The Details [3:56]
22. A Joke and Advice [3:24]
23. The Maltese Falcon [3:30]
24. Gutman's Adieu [1:57]
25. Taking the Fall [4:28]
26. Bad Vs. Good Business [2:13]
27. The Stuff Dreams are... [1:22]
28. Cast List [:43]
Disc #1, Side B -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Murder Mysteries - The Big Sleep
1. Credits [1:00]
2. Weaning Needed [1:43]
3. The General's Daughter [6:18]
4. Handling Vivian [4:04]
5. The Book Collector [2:00]
6. The Acme Books Lady [3:41]
7. House on Laverne Terrace [5:40]
8. Harsh Words for a Special Delivery [2:48]
9. Missing [1:28]
10. Body in a Packard [3:23]
11. Office Visit [5:35]
12. Tail Job [4:11]
13. Menace from Mars [4:18]
14. Everybody Comes to Brody's [6:48]
15. Death at the Door [3:50]
16. Hitman... Clobbered [3:56]
17. Racy Talk [5:04]
18. Tears Flowed Like Wine [4:41]
19. Lucky Lady [1:56]
20. Parking Lot Rescue [2:21]
21. Kiss and Not Tell [2:06]
22. Carmen Bites [1:23]
23. Our Way of Saying Lay Off [6:02]
24. One Right Guy to Another [2:29]
25. Unfunny Drink [5:14]
26. Rendezvous with Agnes [1:22]
27. Spray Job [2:58]
28. Upsetting Mrs. Mars [3:48]
29. Confronting Canino [3:34]
30. Taking an Awful Chance [3:26]
31. Another Death at the Door [4:22]
32. Nothing He Can't Fix [2:07]
Disc #2, Side A -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Murder Mysteries - Dial M for Murder
1. Credits [1:07]
2. Blackmail Note [5:45]
3. Tony Bows Out [1:55]
4. Calling About a Car [2:03]
5. School (and Hitchcock) Photo [3:00]
6. What Tony Saw [4:57]
7. Your Word Against Mine [5:33]
8. Murder Plan [5:27]
9. Key Player Paid [3:17]
10. Purse Snatcher [5:55]
11. Running Late [3:09]
12. Murder Calling [4:28]
13. Ghastly Accident [3:47]
14. Improvising a Frame-Up [3:01]
15. Imtermission [:46]
16. Chief Inspector Hubbard [5:19]
17. Reenacting the Crime [3:29]
18. Wendice's Web of Evidence [4:01]
19. Hubbard's Question [4:51]
20. Guilty [1:02]
21. Mark's Murder Scenario [5:37]
22. Troublesome Latchkeys [3:03]
23. Incriminating Attaché Case [5:50]
24. Tony's Out Hubbard's In [5:48]
25. Key to the Case [2:40]
26. Hubbard Explains It All [4:56]
27. The Trap Is Sprung [2:48]
28. Drinking in Defeat [1:31]
Disc #2, Side B -- TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Murder Mysteries - The Postman Always Rings Twice
1. Credits [1:18]
2. About a Job [2:46]
3. Burn It Up [1:48]
4. Aren't We Ambitious? [3:44]
5. Salesman Frank [2:47]
6. Too Hot to Dance [3:18]
7. Moonlight Swim [2:38]
8. Not 100% Undefeated [3:23]
9. Turning Back [4:02]
10. Nick of Time [3:11]
11. Happy Without Him [3:42]
12. Always Up to Something [4:30]
13. Blown Fuse - and Scheme [2:59]
14. Accidents Can Happen [:51]
15. Minds Made Up [5:33]
16. No Other Way Out [5:54]
17. Deadly Echo [4:50]
18. Ensnared [4:12]
19. The DA's Deal [2:21]
20. Keats Is Handling It [5:03]
21. Cora Handles It [3:31]
22. Their Only Hope [4:57]
23. Legal Maneuvers [2:31]
24. Expressing It Perfectly [4:33]
25. Noose Around His Neck [2:54]
26. Madge [3:03]
27. Kennedy's Blackmail [2:15]
28. Turning the Tables [3:41]
29. Chained to Each Other [4:11]
30. Where It's Deep [4:44]
31. Tragedy Head-On [2:05]
32. Ringing Twice [3:43]
1. The Introduction [2:40]
2. Four Daughters [3:22]
3. Drama Studies [3:42]
4. The Group Theatre [3:04]
5. Golden Boy [2:14]
6. Warner Bros. [3:53]
7. New Tough Guy [4:48]
8. Characters Within [3:13]
9. War Years [5:49]
10. Family Tragedy [1:01]
11. The Postman Always Rings Twice, Humoresque [4:44]
12. Body and Soul, Gentleman's Agreement [4:09]
13. Force of Evil [1:28]
14. HUAC and Heart Problems [2:59]
15. The Breaking Point [2:41]
16. Professional Suicide [4:20]
17. Golden Again: Death [2:19]
18. End Credits [1:02]

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