7/10

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Runtime: 114 min

Genres: Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller

Languages: English

Countries: USA


Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made screen history together more than once, but they were never more popular than in this 1946 adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, directed by Howard Hawks (To Have and Have Not). Bogart plays private eye Philip Marlowe, who is hired by a wealthy socialite (Bacall) to look into troubles stirred up by her wild, young sister (Martha Vickers). Legendarily complicated (so much so that even Chandler had trouble following the plot), the film is nonetheless hugely entertaining and atmospheric, an electrifying plunge into the exotica of detective fiction. William Faulkner wrote the screenplay. --Tom Keogh



Directors (1)

Writers (4)

Jules Furthman (screenplay)
Leigh Brackett (screenplay) &
Raymond Chandler (novel "The Big Sleep")
William Faulkner (screenplay) &

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Sidney Hickox (as Sid Hickox)

Actors (40)

Ben Welden Pete (uncredited)
Bess Flowers Woman with Bumped Man (uncredited)
Bob Steele Lash Canino
Carole Douglas Librarian (uncredited)
Charles D. Brown Norris the Butler
Charles Waldron General Sternwood
Dan Wallace Owen Taylor (uncredited)
Deannie Best Waitress (uncredited)
Dorothy Malone Acme Book Shop Proprietress
Elisha Cook Jr. Harry Jones
Emmett Vogan Ed - Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Forbes Murray Furtive Man (uncredited)
Humphrey Bogart Philip Marlowe
Jack Chefe Croupier (uncredited)
Jack Perry Silent Thug Beating Marlowe (uncredited)
James Flavin Capt. Cronjager (scenes deleted)
Jay Eaton Man in Casino (uncredited)
John Ridgely Eddie Mars
Joseph Crehan Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Joy Barlow Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Lauren Bacall Vivian Rutledge
Lorraine Miller Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Louis Jean Heydt Joe Brody
Martha Vickers Carmen Sternwood
Max Barwyn Max - Head Waiter (uncredited)
Pat Clark Mona Mars (scenes deleted)
Paul Weber Mars' Thug (uncredited)
Peggy Knudsen Mona Mars
Pete Kooy Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Regis Toomey Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls
Shelby Payne Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Shep Houghton Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Sonia Darrin Agnes Lowzier (uncredited)
Tanis Chandler Waitress (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz Arthur Gwynn Geiger (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson District Attorney White (scenes deleted)
Tom Fadden Sidney (uncredited)
Tommy Rafferty Carol Lundgren (uncredited)
Trevor Bardette Art Huck (uncredited)
Wally Walker Mars' Thug (uncredited)