THE BIG SLEEP

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Sat, Oct 5 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Rating:NR
Runtime:114 minutes
Director:Howard Hawks
Year Released:1946
Production Country:US
Language:English
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-K49CUaeto&t=27s

Description

Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's After Hours program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"It is a fast-moving drama, knee-deep in corpses, as tough as they come." - Sydney Morning Herald

"No screen couple, before or since, had as much chemistry as Bogart and Bacall." - Guardian

"The Big Sleep, though, is witty and sinister, and in an odd way is a realistic portrayal of big-city life with Arabian Nights overtones." - The New Republic

The Big Sleep is the story of private investigator Philip Marlowe, who is hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his youngest daughter Carmen from being blackmailed about her gambling debts. Almost immediately, Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling, and organized crime. With the help of the General's eldest daughter Vivian, Marlowe skillfully plots to free the family from this web and trap the man behind the mischief.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).


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