The Big Sleep
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Robert Mitchum reprises his role as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe from Farewell, My Lovely, in this misconceived remake of Howard Hawks's classic 1946 film -- transferring the setting from 1940s California to 1970s London. Marlowe is hired by a rich and dying General Sternwood (James Stewart) to find out who is blackmailing him. Marlowe then meets Sterwood's daughters -- the crazy and degenerate Camilla (Candy Clark) and the more even-tempered Charlotte (Sarah Miles). Opening up a can of worms, Marlowe unveils a collection of unsavory characters -- Eddie Mars (Oliver Reed), an… More

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"Unnecessary but still enjoyable color remake."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The problem with the film, more than anything, is getting beyond the idea of it not being Bogie and Bacall up there on the screen."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Robert Mitchum's wry and worldly depiction of Marlowe, an intrepid detective, carries the movie."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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