The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Director: Michael Winner Cast: Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Sarah Padden

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The Big Sleep

Robert Mitchum reprises his role as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe from Farewell, My Lovely, in this misconceived remake of Howard Hawks's classic 1946 film -- transferring the setting from 1940s California to 1970s London. Marlowe is hired by a rich and dying General Sternwood (James Stewart) to find out who is blackmailing him. Marlowe then meets Sterwood's daughters -- the crazy and degenerate Camilla (Candy Clark) and the more even-tempered Charlotte (Sarah Miles). Opening up a can of worms, Marlowe unveils a collection of unsavory characters -- Eddie Mars (Oliver Reed), an inveterate gambler having an affair with Charlotte; Joe Brody (Edward Fox), Camilla's ex-lover; and Agnes (Joan Collins), a sexy bookstore clerk. The plot becomes even more chaotic when it is found that Camilla has been posing in the nude for pornographer Arthur Geiger (John Justin). When Geiger turns up dead, Camilla becomes implicated in Geiger's murder.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2014
UPC: 0011301692863
Original Release: 1978
Rating: R
Source: Timeless Media
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 15,144

Special Features

Theatrical Trailer; The big sleep: On location; Commentary with Director Michael Winner; Robert Mitchum in Marlowe Country; Maxim Jakubowski at Murder One

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Mitchum Philip Marlowe
Sarah Miles Charlotte Sternwood
Sarah Padden Actor
Richard Boone Lash Canino
Candy Clark Camilla Sternwood
Joan Collins Agnes Lozelle
Edward Fox Joe Brody
John Mills Insp. Jim Carson
James Stewart Gen. Guy Stemwood
Oliver Reed Eddie Mars
Harry Andrews Vincent Norris
Colin Blakely Harry Jones
Richard Todd Commander Barker
Diana Quick Mona Mars
James Donald Inspector Gregory
John Justin Arthur Geiger
Simon Turner Karl Lundgren
Martin Potter Owen Taylor
David Savile Rusty Regan
Dudley Sutton Lanny
Nik Forster Croupier
Joe Ritchie Taxi Driver
Patrick Durkin Reg
Derek Deadman Customer in Bookshop
Don Henderson Lou
Tom Laughlin Lou

Technical Credits
Michael Winner Director,Producer,Adaptation,Screenwriter
Michael Dryhurst Asst. Director
Jerry Fielding Score Composer
John Graysmark Art Director
Elliott Kastner Producer
Richard Mills Makeup
Robert Paynter Cinematographer
Harry Pottle Production Designer,Producer
Ronnie Taylor Camera Operator
Bernard Williams Associate Producer
Frederick Wilson Editor
Ron Beck Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Bick Producer
Hugh Strain Sound/Sound Designer
Clifton Brandon Production Manager
Maude Spector Casting
Brian Marshall Sound/Sound Designer
Freddie Wilson Editor
Raymond Chandler Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Big Sleep
1. Chapter 1 [10:45]
2. Chapter 2 [14:37]
3. Chapter 3 [10:05]
4. Chapter 4 [13:00]
5. Chapter 5 [15:09]
6. Chapter 6 [17:29]
7. Chapter 7 [15:42]
8. Chapter 8 [2:39]

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The Big Sleep 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
as much as i wanted to buy this film i regret it since it was ruined by the studio having the nerve to chop off the sides & destroy the visual impact & intent of the director. what a slap to the actors who gathered to walk thru this plot, sort of like john wayne's last movie. hats off to james stewart, robert mitchum et al who tried to pull it off but rent this one instead to show the studios they can't make $ on releasing inferior products which do not represent the film content
Anonymous More than 1 year ago