The Big Sleep

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The Big Sleep
Howard Hawks, 1946
USA | Format: DVD | 114 minutes

In the second of their four iconic teamings, Humphrey Bogart is private eye Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall is the elder daughter of the millionaire general who hires Marlowe to settle his spoiled younger daughter’s gambling debts. But the bookie ends up murdered and the daughter is being blackmailed. Bacall’s Vivien has her own secrets to hide, but finds herself falling for Marlowe anyway as he finds himself faced with an increasingly large body count. A classic noir that, although complicated, captures the feel and tone of the original novel by Raymond Chandler.

Venue: Film Center Amphitheater

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