The Big Sleep

Publisher: Penguin

Review

Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep  in 1939. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colorful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the great American Dream. The film features Bogey at his finest and some of the most iconic, most quotable and most thrilling scenes ever committed to celluloid.

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