Movie of the Week: The Big Sleep (1946)

Howard Hawks directs Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Matha Vickers in this detective story based on Raymond Chandler’s labyrinthine novel.

The plot is a bramble bush, you could untangle it but where’s the fun in that? This is a delivery system for a series of scenes where Bogart negs, flirts and cracks wise with a series of beauties. Each more ravishing than the next. The wit of the dialogue, the heat of the chemistry, those gowns and short shorts. Who cares about a few little unsolved murders?

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Perfect Double Bill: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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