The Big Sleep

“Is he as cute as you are?”

“Nobody is.”

Bogey. Bacall. Sexy banter adapted by Faulkner from a Chandler novel. The Big Sleep was #55 in my movie challenge for the year, and the third Bogey/Bacall film of the year, following Key Largo and To Have and Have Not. The plot makes sense only if you think about it a lot, and doing so takes away some of the fun. This is a joy of a film noir, and the extras on the DVD are worth watching to learn why this film sat on the shelf for almost two years, and why letting it do might have saved Bacall’s career from an early death.

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