The Big Sleep 1946 M

6.00PM Wed 10 May 2017 (1hr 54mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Few films are as notoriously, yet joyfully, labyrinthine as Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep. Even the director's typically pared down style doesn't straighten out the endless trail of twists and turns found in this adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel. The film stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall as, respectively, a private detective and the daughter of the retired general who has hired him. What initially appears to be a routine job quickly spins out of control as Bogart's Philip Marlowe goes deeper down a rabbit hole of corruption and murder. Bogie and Bacall ooze stylish cool in the lead roles, showing off the chemistry that made them one of the iconic duos of Hollywood.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 114 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: HOWARD HAWKS / PRODUCER: HOWARD HAWKS, JACK L. WARNER / SCRIPT: WILLIAM FAULKNER, LEIGH BRACKETT, JULES FURTHMAN / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY RAYMOND CHANDLER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SIDNEY HICKOX / EDITOR: CHRISTIAN NYBY / CAST: HUMPHREY BOGART, LAUREN BACALL, MARTHA VICKERS / MUSIC: MAX STEINER / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: WARNER BROS. / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

M | Mature Audiences