Director: Howard Hawks
Writers: William Faulkner (screen play), Leigh Brackett (screen play)
Running Time: 1 hour 54 minutes
Genre: Crime, Noir, Mystery
How It Can Be Seen: DVD
The Big Sleep Movie Review
by Dave Koenig "A Fiend On Film"
"Overall, this might be my favorite of the Bogart/Bacall films. I do need to see To Have and Have Not yet, but do finally get the appeal to them. I’m late to the party as always."
The Big Sleep (1946) film thoughts… Volumes have been written about this very famous film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, so I don’t think I have to go into the plot too much. I am guessing I was not alone trying to figure out exactly what was going on throughout the story, it is a long one and somewhere in the middle you think the puzzle has been solved but no. What I wanted to comment on was how solid the acting was especially the depiction of the females in this film. It’s like Philip Marlowe must be the most desirable male on Earth. Women pretty much stop dead in their tracks and (if the Hays Code wasn’t in full effect) drop their panties. How on Earth does the man get a day’s work done with all that temptation? I don’t know.
Overall, this might be my favorite of the Bogart/Bacall films. I do need to see To Have and Have Not yet, but do finally get the appeal to them. I’m late to the party as always.