The Big Sleep
Monday, 19 September 2011

Howard Hawks. USA. 1946 (new print). 114 mins. Cert PG

One of the great Marlowe private-eye classics, based on the story by Raymond Chandler. Notable for its crisp storytelling, smart dialogue, the sheer electricity between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and the wonderfully sharp black and white cinematography typical of Warner Brothers’ output of the time.
 

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