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The Big Sleep

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Original title
The Big Sleep
Year
Running time
99 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Michael Winner (Novel: Raymond Chandler)
Music
Jerry Fielding
Cinematography
Robert Paynter
Cast
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Producer
ITC Films
Genre
Film noir. Mystery | Remake. Crime. Cop Movies. Neo-noir
Synopsis / Plot
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.
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