Mars knows that there's blood under the carpet. Marlowe, with the help of the General's eldest daughter, Vivian, skillfully plot to free the family from this web and trap the main main behind much of this mischief, Eddie, to meet his end at the hands of his own henchmen. Mars who honestly doesn't know where Regan is, and believes her husband in her eyes, an honest businessman hasn't done anything wrong and Mrs. He wakes up in the house behind the station with Mrs. Carmen is waiting for Marlowe when he gets back and says that she didn't like Regan obviously, since she killed him and that she doesn't know who Eddie Mars is.
Marlowe lets Carmen in the house and she looks around for a body. When he gets there, Marlowe is attacked by Canino. This earns Marlowe the displeasure of Carmen's sloe-eyed, seemingly straight-laced older sister Vivian , who is fiercely protective of her somewhat addled sibling. Philip Marlowe Robert Mitchum is asked by the elderly General Sternwood James Stewart to investigate an attempt at blackmail on one of his daughters. He asks her what Eddie Mars has on her, but she won't tell. He wakes to find himself tied up, with Mona watching over him. They arrange to meet at an office in an hour so that Marlowe can get the money, and then Jones will take Marlowe to Agnes.
Jones tells Marlowe that Agnes wants it so she can get out of town-- it's true. When Marlowe goes to meet Jones however, Canino, one of Eddie Mars' men, is already there threatening the little guy-- telling him that Eddie Mars doesn't like what he's up to. Marlowe accuses Brody of killing Geiger without knowing Carmen was there, discovering her presence, and taking the picture to blackmail her into silence-- this is wrong. Back at his own home, Marlowe finds a flirtatious Carmen waiting for him. The next morning, Bernie calls and tells Marlowe that the District Attorney at Mrs.
Geiger's body is laid out on the bed this time. A stooge of Mars' attempts to rob Vivian, but Marlowe knocks him out. While Marlowe is in the room with the dead Jones, Agnes calls to find out how things went and Marlowe has to tell her that Jones is dead. Mars sends his wife into hiding to make sure it doesn't look like he killed Regan out of anger because of Regan's love for his wife and tells everyone that she ran away with him. Eddie Mars knows about it. The plot broadly follows that of the 1946 film, with the striking exception that the action takes place in London rather than Los Angeles.
Marlowe drives to Geiger's house and finds Carmen wandering around and trying to get in. Mars asks who-- he doesn't really seem to know it was Brody. In the novel, Geiger is selling , then illegal and associated with organized crime, and is also a homosexual having a relationship with Lundgren. Rutledge is in love with Marlowe and lets him go because they both know that Mars will kill him if he's caught. The Big Sleep is the story of a private investigator, named Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his youngest daughter, Carmen, from being blackmailed about her gambling debts; things almost immediately unravel and blow up from here, as Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling, and organized crime. The main character Bazil is seen mouthing words from a French portion of the film in the beginning and the opening credits are then done in the same style. He tells Marlowe that Mrs.
Likewise, Carmen is described as being nude in Geiger's house, and later nude and in Marlowe's bed. To the purist Bogart fan there can be no substitute for the original, but to anyone else Robert Mitchum, himself a fine exponent of the film noir style during the early part of his career in the forties and fifties, seems like the best possible replacement. Rutledge with the information about Carmen's guilt. Marlowe calls the police and arranges for them to come and arrest the killer. Brody starts blackmailing in Geiger's place.
Rusty's wife seems unconcerned with his disappearance, further complicating the mystery. He goes back to Geiger's where he discovers that someone Geiger's shadow has hidden the body. Rutledge to take Carmen home. A copy of the 1945 version was restored and released in 1997. I have also heard that reading the book is really the only way to completely grasp the whole of the plot.
Marlowe asks why Mars isn't anxious to find his wife. Maybe the movie was intended as camp, but it comes off simply as an anachronism. The film was clearly made as homage to the famous Humphrey Bogart classic, and it is inevitable that comparisons will be made between the two. Antecedent Action: Carmen Sternwood, the younger of the two Sternwood daughters, loves Shawn Regan, her father's paid companion. Canino poisons Jones after he discloses Agnes' location which turns out to be false. What finally happened is that the director, , decided to go ahead and make the movie and forget about the surplus corpse.
And, to make it more aggravating, the brilliant detective in the case is continuously making shrewd deductions which he stubbornly keeps to himself. He also tells him about how Carmen was in love with Regan but that Regan was in love with his wife, and admits to blackmailing Mrs. Brody answers it thinking maybe Carmen is back, but instead he gets killed by Geiger's shadow, probably either sent by Eddie Mars who thinks that Brody killed Geiger to take over his part of the blackmailing, or just as revenge for the death of his friend. He also runs afoul of gambling-house proprietor Eddie Mars , who seems to have some sort of hold over the enigmatic Vivian. The Big Sleep is known for its convoluted plot. Rutledge says the General doesn't need Marlowe's services any more.
Eddie Mars shows up at the house while they're there. What with two interlocking mysteries and a great many characters involved, the complex of blackmail and murder soon becomes a web of utter bafflement. Marlowe tells Bernie that he's going to keep on it anyway. So colour it had to be. She was drugged at the time and her memory seems to be a little clouded. The Geiger murder mess is over and Marlowe kept Carmen's name out of it.