“The Big Sleep” quotes

Movie The Big Sleep
Title The Big Sleep
Year 1978
Director Michael Winner
Genre Crime, Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Plot – Philip Marlowe is an American private detective who works in London. He's commissioned by rich Stemwood to investigate about a blackmail. Marlowe suspects immediately Stemwood's daughters, Camilla and Charlotte. Charlotte's husband Rusty Regan has disappeared. When it seems the detective solve the case, he is dismissed, but Philip continues his work because Stemwood wants to know more about Rusty's disappearance. Camilla flirts with Philip, but as he refuses her, the detective understands what has happened to Rusty.
All actors – Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, Edward Fox, John Mills, James Stewart, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews, Colin Blakely, Richard Todd
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  • “Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains!”
    Robert Mitchum - Philip Marlowe
  • All I itch for is money. I'm so greedy that for fifty pounds a day plus expenses on the day I work, I risk my future, the hatred of the cops, of Eddie Mars and his pals, I dodge bullets and put up with slaps and say: "Thank you very much. If you have any further trouble please call me: I'll just put my card here on the table".
    Robert Mitchum - Philip Marlowe
    [Tag:job, money, risk]
  • “What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a stagnant lake or in a marble tower on the top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Robert Mitchum - Philip Marlowe
    [Tag:death, sleeping]