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The Big Sleep
Directed by Michael Winner • 1978 • United States
Starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone
Robert Mitchum steps into the gumshoes of detective Philip Marlowe in this bold 1970s reimagining of the Raymond Chandler classic set in England. When Marlowe takes on what appears to be a routine case of blackmail, the world-weary private eye soon uncovers a more sinister plot that spirals into murder, suicide, and madness. Sarah Miles, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, James Stewart, and Oliver Reed also star in this journey into the criminal underworld lurking beneath old London.