The Big Sleep

Revealing mistake: In Art Huck's living room before Pat Clark throws water into Marlowe's face, Lauren Bacall's eyes are closed in anticipation of being splattered (1945 Version on DVD). (01:41:30)

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Revealing mistake: At his house, Marlowe finds Geiger's two day old dead body in a back room and if you look closely the body is breathing. (00:59:35)

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Revealing mistake: As they stand talking in Carmen Sternwood's bedroom a very interesting studio reflection occurs when Lauren Bacall says, "she never remembers anyway". The reflection of her dark lipstick as she says this line can be seen moving on Bogart's right cheek. (00:26:25)

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Continuity mistake: Marlowe sits in front of Joe Brody's apartment building, The Randall Arms. Later as he follows the gunman that shot Brody we see it from inside the car and the registration stickers are different. (00:47:40 - 00:57:20)

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General Sternwood: Do you like orchids?
Philip Marlowe: Not particularly.
General Sternwood: Ugh. Nasty things. Their flesh is too much like the flesh of men, and their perfume has the rotten sweetness of corruption.

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Trivia: At the end of the movie Lauren Bacall says to Marlowe "Phil, there's two men out back behind some trees". This is the only time in the movie that she refers to him by his first name. (01:49:45)

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