Friday, September 21, 2007

The big sleep (1946) - Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall in classic film noir

Rating 8.1/10
Runtime: 114 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Howard Hawks
IMDb Link:


Humphrey Bogart ... Philip Marlowe
Lauren Bacall ... Vivian Sternwood Rutledge
John Ridgely ... Eddie Mars
Martha Vickers ... Carmen Sternwood
Dorothy Malone ... Acme Bookstore proprietress
Peggy Knudsen ... Mona Mars

Description: Private-eye Philip Marlowe is hired to keep an eye on General Sternwood's youngest daughter, Carmen, who has fallen into bad company and is likely to do some damage to herself and her family before long. He soon finds himself falling in love with her older sister, Vivien, who initially takes a deep dislike to Mr Marlowe. However, the plot thickens when murder follows murder...












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There are tvo versions of this movie posted: one is the "prerelease" (1945) version of "The Big Sleep" that IMDB calls the director's cut and other version is theatrical one. The following describes the main differences between the two versions and why two versions were created.

After the film was completed, it was shelved while Warner Bros. worked to release a backlog of war-related films. It was decided that since the war was drawing to a close, public interest in these films would substantially lessened after its conclusion, whereas The Big Sleep had no such obvious issues of time sensitivity which would require a more immediate release. (A careful eye will spot many indications of The Big Sleep being shot during the war, such as ration stamps and dialogue, and pictures of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.)
Once the war ended, and Warner Bros. planned to release The Big Sleep, the "Bogie & Bacall" phenomenon caused by their electric appearance in To Have and Have Not as well as their subsequent marriage, was in full swing. Bacall's agent requested that portions of the film be reshot to capitalize on her newly attained celebrity. Studio head Jack Warner agreed, and new material, such as the suggestive "horse racing" scene was added (even though, contextually, it makes no sense whatsoever). Parts of the ending were also reshot, with Peggy Knudsen now in the part of Mona Mars, owing to the original actress, Pat Clark, being unavailable. While there is only a difference of two minutes in the run time of both versions, there is over twenty minutes of different footage between them. This resulted in a great deal of confusion being artificially imposed on what was an already intricate plot. In its revised form, The Big Sleep made its theatrical debut on 23 August 1946. - Wikipedia

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There is also extra material included - versions comparison, behind the scenes photos and trailer

Audio and video information:


Video : 1.39 GB, 1748 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x480 ~> 720x540 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 157 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Video : 2.36 GB, 2848 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x480 ~> 720x540 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 120
Audio : 160 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

Subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Romanian) for theatrical and English, French, Spanish for prerelease


Anonymous said...

Thanks and I can't wait for the couples' big show!!

Just that the imdb link should be

The current one shown directs me to The Third Man....

Anonymous said...

New to this site. Tried to unzip this movie but get an error on part 3. Any assistance appreciated.
Excellent site and movie selection.
Cheers B

Anonymous said...

Hello, This is such an great site! The password doesn't work for The Big Sleep. Thanks for your help

Madjack said...


Anonymous said...


I've encountered just the same problem as in "The Maltese Falcon": one link leads to an unidentifiable rs-server, this time it's link no. 5 and your help would be highly appreciated.


Kiddo said...

For the password try to pste it first on a .txt or a .doc, that worked for me with both movies. This is a great movie, but it has one little inconvinient: soy uruguaya y los subtitulos estan en argentino y hasta para mi fue chocante leer a Bacall decir "che" o "no hinches", personalmente tendria mas cuidado con eso, pierde mucho la pelicula.
Thanks. (the use of both languages was on purpose)

Kingjeste said...

Does anyone got the following:

The Falcon Takes Over-1942
Time to Kill-1942
The Brasher Doubloon(aka The high windows) -1947

Great site.Glad i found it.. Love old time movies..

bahrig said...

I have just downloaded from Fserv and Fsonic , The downloaded material are exactly the same. The Filesonic and Fileserve links contain the same versions of the movie. I do'not know if it is theatrical or prerelease.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much

Anonymous said...

They are both the same movie1.726.259.200 bayt prerelease version, there is no theatrical version.

Just me :) said...

This is my mistake...

Both versions posted were theatrical, now I will post pre-release version with no more mistake

Anyone claiming that there is no theatrical version posted is wrong

David Herrero said...


thank you so much for your effort.

There are any subtitles for this two versions? Spanish?

Thanks again.

ranti amelia said...

thank you for sharing great movies to the world. i just start my new blog about classic films, but it's hard to find new-old films to watch. great site!

oh and this one's mine :