BIG SLEEP (PRE-RELEASE VERSION)

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THE BIG SLEEP (PRE-RELEASE VERSION)

Howard Hawks
USA, 1945
116min, OF

THE BIG SLEEP (PRE-RELEASE VERSION)

Howard Hawks
USA, 1945
, 116min, OF

Cast: 
Humphrey Bogart
Philip Marlowe
Lauren Bacall
Vivian Sternwood Rutledge
John Ridgely
Eddie Mars
Martha Vickers
Carmen Sternwood
Charles Waldron
General Sternwood
Patricia Clarke
Mona Mars
Dorothy Malone
Buchhändlerin
Screenplay: 
William Faulkner
Jules Furthman
Leigh Brackett nach dem Roman «The Big Sleep» von Raymond Chandler
Sound: 
Robert B. Lee
Camera: 
Sidney Hickox
Editor: 
Christian Nyby
Composer: 
Max Steiner «And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine» gesungen von Lauren Bacall
Decoration: 
Carl Jules Weyl
Costume: 
Leah Rhodes

Production: 
Warner Bros. 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522, USA T 818 954 63 41 F 818 954 48 36
World Sales: 
Hollywood Classics Linton House, 39/51 Highgate Road London, NW5 1RS, Großbritannien T 207 424 72 80 F 207 428 89 36
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

This is a print of Hawks classic which solves a lot of mysteries surrounding this film and shows a different (the original) version. It makes much more «sense» than the version we know. Most of the unforgettable scenes starring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, it turns out, were added by the studio in order to capitalize on Bacalls growing popularity.

http://www.reelclassics.com/Movies/BigSleep/bigsleep.htm
http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue02/infocus/bigsleep.htm