The Big Sleep is a 1978 British American crime mystery movie directed by Michael Winner and is the second version of the 1939 novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler. It stars Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Oliver Reed, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Edward Fox, John Mills, Harry Andrews, Richard Todd, Diana Quick and was distributed by United Artists.
Mitchum had also played Philip Marlowe three years earlier in the movie Farewell, My Lovely (1975 movie). Mitchum is the only actor to play the character in more than one feature film.
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