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Alvin Rakoff's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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Big Sleep, The
Big Sleep, The
I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didnt care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars . . . the four million dollars is General Sternwood, an ailing old man. He has two beautiful sexy daughters one a high-living gambler, the other a fast-living rebel. the General is being blackmailed, and to stop the malicious threats hires Phillip Marlowe, a Private Eye with a dislike for guns but a liking for smart dangerous women. Marlowe is soon immersed in a world of deceit and double-cross. And then he stumbles across the first corpse . . . Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in, although only one of them was dead.
Raymond Chandler, Adapted by Alvin Rakoff And John D Rakoff
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adaptation 120 min
Male: 4 Female: 2 Other: -
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