“The Big Sleep” quotes(1946)
Plot – Private detective Philip Marlowe is appointed by retired general Stemwood to find out who is blackmailing his younger daughter. Marlowe takes the job, which turns out to be more complicated than expected. The girl, her older sister and her brother-in-law are entangled in a dodgy gambling affair.
All actors – Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook Jr., Louis Jean Heydt, , Trevor Bardette, Joy Barlow, Max Barwyn, Deannie Best, Tanis Chandler, Jack Chefe, Joseph Crehan, Sonia Darrin, Jack Deery, Carole Douglas, Jay Eaton, Tom Fadden, Bess Flowers, Kenneth Gibson, Joe Gilbert, Stuart Hall, Shep Houghton, Kenner G. Kemp, Pete Kooy, Lorraine Miller, Forbes Murray, William H. O'Brien, Shelby Payne, Jack Perry, Tommy Rafferty, Waclaw Rekwart, Edward Rickard, Suzanne Ridgway, Jeffrey Sayre, Emmett Vogan, Theodore von Eltz, Wally Walker, Dan Wallace, Paul Weber, Ben Weldenshow all
“The Big Sleep” Quotes 15 quotes
“- Norris: Are you attempting to tell me my duties, sir?
- Marlowe: No, just having fun trying to guess what they are.”
“- Vivian: Do you always think you can handle people like, uh, trained seals?
- Marlowe: Uh-huh. I usually get away with it too.
- Vivian: How nice for you.”
“- General Sternwood: Do you like orchids?
- Marlowe: Not particularly.
- General Sternwood: Nasty things. Their flesh is too much like the flesh of men. Their perfume has the rotten sweetness of corruption.”
“- Marlowe: Did I hurt you much, sugar?
- Agnes Lowzier: You and every other man I've ever met.”
“- Vivian: You go too far, Marlowe.
- Marlowe: Those are harsh words to throw at a man, especially when he's walking out of your bedroom.”
“- General Sternwood: How do you like your brandy, sir?
- Marlowe: In a glass.”
“- Vivian: Why did you have to go on?
- Marlowe: Too many people told me to stop.”
“- Vivian: I don't like your manners!
- Marlowe: I'm not crazy about yours. I didn't ask to see you. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like 'em myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them long winter evenings, and I don't mind your ritzing me, or drinking your lunch out of a bottle. But don't waste your time trying to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Carmen Sternwood: You're not very tall, are you?
- Marlowe: Well, I, uh, I tried to be.”