The Big Sleep

Synopsis: The Big Sleep is the story of a private investigator, named Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his youngest daughter, Carmen, from being blackmailed about her gambling debts; things almost immediately unravel and blow up from here, as Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling, and organized crime. Marlowe, with the help of the General's eldest daughter, Vivian, skillfully plot to free the family from this web and trap the main main behind much of this mischief, Eddie, to meet his end at the hands of his own henchmen.
Director(s): Howard Hawks
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
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114 min

Well, enough of that.


Read the other side.

These her signatures?

- Who's Arthur Geiger?

- I haven't the faintest idea.

- Did you ask her?

- No, and I don't intend to.

If I did, she'd just suck

her thumb and look coy.

I met her in the hall

and she did that to me.

Then she tried to sit on my lap

while I was standing up.


Your other daughter, Mrs. Rutledge.

She mixed up in this?

They alike?

They're alike only in having

the same corrupt blood.

Vivian is spoiled, exacting... and ruthless.

Carmen is still a little child who

likes to pull the wings off flies.

I assume they have

all the usual vices...

...besides those they've

invented for themselves.

If I seem a bit sinister

as a parent, Mr. Marlowe...'s because my hold

on life is too slight... include any

Victorian hypocrisy.

I need hardly add that any man

who has lived as I have...

...and who indulges, for the first

time, in parenthood at my age...

...deserves all he gets.


Pay him.


She signed these notes, didn't she?

Who's this Joe Brody

you paid the $5000 to?

I can't recall.

My butler, Norris, would know.

I think he called himself a gambler.

Geiger says these are gambling debts.

They may be.

Think they are?

You want me to take this Geiger

off your back. Is that right?

Want to know anything?

I just want to get rid of him.

Might cost you a little.

Thanks for the drink.

I enjoyed your drink

as much as you did, sir.

- You'll hear from me.

- Good luck.

Mr. Marlowe, Mrs. Rutledge would like

to see you before you leave.

About the money, the general

has instructed me... give you a check

for whatever you require.

Instructed you how?

I see, sir. I forget

that you're a detective.

By the way he rang his bell, sir.

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