Big Sl--p, The

Warner Bros.   (1946) / Region 1
Big Sl--p, The

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Big Sl--p, The

L.A. private eye Phillip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case...and a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more. But Raymond Chandler's legendary gumshoe solves it in hard-boiled style - and style is what The Big Sl--p is all about. Director Howard Hawks serves up snappy character encounters (particularly those of Bogart and Lauren Bacall), brisk pace and atmosphere galore. This DVD doubles your pleasure with two versions of this whodunit supreme: the familiar 1946 Theatrical Version (Side A) full of re-shot scenes of incendiary Bogart/Bacall chemistry, and the rarer 1945 Prerelease Version (Side B), which recently resurfaced and whose plot and resolution are more linear.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 28 2006
  • Production Year 1946
  • Empire SKU 1097520
  • UPC Code 012569676817
  • Studio  Warner Bros.
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc DS-SL
  • Subtitles English and French


Documentary: The Big Sl--p Comparisons 1945/1946, with UCLA Archivist Robert Gitt analyzing differences between versions
Theatrical Trailer


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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