The Big Sleep

Cinematheque

A definitive film noir with Bogart, Bacall and a memorable plot based on a Raymond Chandler novel. 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. SERIES: FILM NOIR CLASSICS

Showings
Sep 21st @ 6:00 pm @ SFF Cinematheque
  • Year:
    1946
  • Runtime:
    116 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Howard Hawks
  • Screenwriter:
    William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman
  • Cast:
    Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
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