Private investigator Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by General Sternwood to help resolve the gambling debts of his wild young daughter, Carmen (Martha Vickers). Sternwood's older daughter, Vivian (Lauren Bacall), provides assistance when she implies that the situation is more complex, and also involves casino owner (John Ridgely) and a recently disappeared family friend. As people linked to the Sternwoods start being murdered, Marlowe finds himself getting ever deeper into the case.
Director: Howard Hawks
Producer: Howard Hawks and Jack L. Warner
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, John Ridgely, Louis Heydt, Elisha Cook Jr., Regis Toomey, Sonia Darrin, Bob Steele, Tommy Rafferty, Dorothy Malone, Charles Waldron, Charles Brown, Tom Fadden, Ben Welden, Trevor Bardette, James Flavin, Joy Barlowe, Thomas Jackson, Peggy Knudsen, Theodore Von Eltz and Carole Douglas