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The Big Sleep (1946)


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Title: The Big Sleep [IMDb]


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Release date: August 23, 1946
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 114 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, film-noir, mystery, thriller
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6769649

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Cast and Crew

ActorRole
Humphrey BogartPhilip Marlowe
Lauren BacallVivian Rutledge
John RidgelyEddie Mars
Martha VickersCarmen Sternwood
Dorothy MaloneAcme Book Shop Proprietress
Peggy KnudsenMona Mars
Regis ToomeyChief Inspector Bernie Ohls
Charles WaldronGeneral Sternwood
Charles D. BrownNorris
Bob SteeleLash Canino
Elisha Cook Jr.Harry Jones
Louis Jean HeydtJoe Brody

Howard Hawks: director

Max Steiner: composer

Simon Bucharoff: orchestrator

Leo F. Forbstein: musical director


Film Statistics

Stats
Film duration: 1:53:45
Music duration: 00:55:33
Pages in score: 168
Total themes: 42
Themes with variants: 11
Total variants: 63
Total gestures: 19
Total underscoring sections: 30
Total underscoring duration: 00:06:51
Total instances: 203

Themes

Name Uses Variants
Marlowe 60 37
Carmen 15 7
Walking 12 4
Hurrying 8 1
Vivian 8 1
Driving 2 7 0
Marlowe 2 7 3
Jones 5 4
Sternwood 5 3
Car 2 0
Questions 2 0
Canino's Death 1 0
Chevalier Audubon 1 0
Driving 1 0
Entering 1 0
Flirtation 1 0
Girl Driver 1 0
I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan 1 0
I'm in a Jam With Baby 1 0
Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) 1 0
Mars Dies 1 0
Recovering 1 0
Signature 1 0
Station Wagon 1 0
The Big Sleep 1 0
The Blue Room 1 0
The Library 1 0
The Pursuit 1 0
Transition 1 0
Waiting 1 0
Walking 2 1 0
What Are You Doin' the Rest of Your Life 1 0
Wotta Life 1 0
Wrong Address 1 0
You Go to My Head 1 0
You! 1 0

Theme Combinations

Name Uses
Driving 2 + Vivian 3
Down the Stairs + The Chase + Marlowe 1
Driving 2 + Carmen 1
Hostage + Marlowe 1
Vivian + Marlowe 1

Source Music

Name Uses
And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine 1
Down the Stairs 1
Hostage 1
The Chase 1

Gestures

Name
Bites hand
Carmen falls
Coin in phone
Door slam
Drops hat
Glass drops
Hangs up phone
He skids
Jones falls
Phone dialing
Running
Running
Running and jumping
Running down
Running out
Slapping
Turning page
Turns light off
Turns light on
Turns light on
Water running

Underscoring

Name
Dramatic
Mysterious
Tense