The Big Sleep


Coral Gables Art Cinema Tue, May 14 4:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1946
Director:Howard Hawks
Format:2K DCP


Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall ignite the screen in this classic film noir adaptation of Raymond Chandler's steamy detective novel. When private investigator Philip Marlowe (Bogart) accepts the blackmail case of one of Los Angeles' wealthiest men, his probe leads deep into a web of lies, drugs, pornography and murder woven around his client's two beautiful daughters. But Marlowe's most startling discovery is his inexorable attraction to one of the sisters. Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner collaborated on the screenplay. 


"It is by far Bogart's most successfully playful role." —Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner


This film screens as part of the Hardboiled Detectives series, May 13 to 16, presented in partnership with Books & Books.