Film Review: The Big Sleep (1946) directed by Howard Hawks

I Reblog my prevous entry as one of my contributions to the November crime fiction of the year meme hosted by Rich Westwood over at his blog Past Offences. The year chosen for this month was #1946.

A Crime is Afoot

Esta entrada es bilingüe, para ver la versión en castellano desplazarse hacia abajo

The Big Sleep (1946) was the second of four films Lauren Bacall co-starred with Humphrey Bogart. The other three films in chronological order were: To Have and Have Not (1944), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). I’m looking forward to seeing all of them. So far I’ve only the two first DVDs. My review of To Have and Have Not, will follow shortly.

The Big Sleep was directed and produced by Howard Hawks; the story is based in the 1939 homonymous novel by Raymond Chandler; the screenplay was written by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman. And it stars Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Regis Toomey, Elisha Cook Jr., Peggy Knudsen. The script is available here.

In 1997, the U.S. Library of Congress deemed this film ‘culturally…

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