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Big screen classics

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall light up the screen in this sultry noir.

Image from The Big Sleep

USA 1946
Dir Howard Hawks
With Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers
114min
35mm
Certificate PG

William Faulkner helped turn Raymond Chandler’s novel into one of the greatest film noirs. The body count racks up as Private Eye Philip Marlowe is hired to look into gambling debts accumulated by the daughter of a wealthy patriarch. In the year that The Best Years of Our Lives swept the board, The Big Sleep didn’t even receive a nomination.


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