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Big Sleep
- Robert Mitchum

Overview - Director Winner switched the setting of Chandler's classic Marlowe mystery from 1940s Los Angeles to 1970s London, perhaps to avoid comparison with its forerunner. The 1946 Bogart/Bacall masterpiece is a tough act to follow, but this version is interesting in its own right for Mitchum's take on the fabled private eye.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Director Winner switched the setting of Chandler's classic Marlowe mystery from 1940s Los Angeles to 1970s London, perhaps to avoid comparison with its forerunner. The 1946 Bogart/Bacall masterpiece is a tough act to follow, but this version is interesting in its own right for Mitchum's take on the fabled private eye.

Cast List

Michael Winner - Director/Producer/Writer
Edward Fox - British Actor
Harry Andrews - British Actor
John Mills - British actor, GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS/GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Sir John Mills - British actor, GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS/GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Harry Pottle - Production Designer
Colin Blakely - British Actor
Colin Blakeley - British Actor
James Stewart - Oscar-winning actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, VERTIGO, HARVEY
Jimmy Stewart - Oscar-winning actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, VERTIGO, HARVEY
James Donald - British Actor
Jerry Fielding
Elliott Kastner - American Producer
Candy Clark - American Supporting Actress, AMERICAN GRAFFITI
Richard Boone - American Actor, HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL
Richard Todd - Actor/In USA
Joan Collins - Actress, novelist, DYNASTY
Frederick Wilson - Editor
Freddie Wilson - Editor
Robert Paynter - Director of Photography, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (198
Sarah Miles - British Actress
Oliver Reed - British Actor, WOMEN IN LOVE, GLADIATOR
Robert Mitchum - American Actor, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
Bob Mitchum - American Actor, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 99
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 011301692863
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2014

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Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Detectives
Mystery
Thriller
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Synopsis:
Filmmaker Michael Winner switched the setting of Raymond Chandler's classic mystery novel from 1940's Los Angeles to 1970's London. When wealthy General Sternwood is blackmailed, he hires private detective Philip Marlowe to help him out. As a result, the gumshoe gets mixed up with the crippled general's troubled daughters: Charlotte and her younger, sex-crazed sister, Camilla. Although Charlotte is the smarter of the two, she has still managed to become involved in a potentially dangerous affair with Eddie Mars, a married gangster whose wife has mysteriously disappeared. Meanwhile, Camilla is in hot water for having posed for nude photos. Before long, several murders have taken place and Marlowe must get to the bottom of it all... while trying to stay alive himself.

Notes:
Shot on location in England in Panavision. Color by DeLuxe. Additional cast: Simon Turner (Karl Lundgren), David Savile (Rusty Regan), Nik Forster (Croupier), Patrick Durkin (Reg), and Derek Deadman (Man in Bookstore). "Won't Somebody Dance with Me" written by Lynsey dePaul. Film is a Sir Lew Grade and Jerry Bick presentation. Copyright 1978 ITC Entertainment, Ltd.

Reviews:
"...The production is handsome..." - 03/15/1978 Variety

 
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