The Big Sleep

Beverly Hills, CA: Incorporated Television Company / United Artists, 1978. Original black-and-white US pressbook for the 1978 British film, "The Big Sleep," directed and written for the screen by Michael Winner, based on the 1939 crime novel by Raymond Chandler.

Starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, Edward Fox, John Mills, and James Stewart.

Chandler's novels have always had some difficulty transferring to film, and this version (not to be confused with the Howard Hawks film noir, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall) holds to that belief. Set in a rather clean-looking London, with an aging Mitchum cast as Philip Marlowe, this version seems tame comparatively.

8 pages, 11 x 17 inches, saddle-stapled. Easily Near Fine, with light rubbing, and a very faint horizontal fold at the center.

Spicer, p. 425.

[Book #121517]

Price: $15.00