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The Big Sleep
February 18 / 7:30 pm & February 19 / 2:00 pm
Staring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall & John Ridgely |
Private detective Philip Marlowe (Bogart) is hired by a wealthy family. Before the complex case is over, he’s seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
In re-cutting the film, Director Howard Hawks removed the scene in which Marlowe explains the crimes. The film’s success supported his growing conviction that audiences didn’t care if a plot made sense as long as they had a good time.
Due to Humphrey Bogart’s affair with co-star Lauren Bacall, his marital problems escalated during filming, and his drinking often resulted in his being unable to work. Three months after the film was finished, Bacall and Bogart were married.
Raymond Chandler claimed that Martha Vickers gave such an intense performance as Carmen Sternwood that she completely overshadowed Lauren Bacall, and that much of Vickers’ performance ended up on the cutting room floor as a result.
Saturday, February 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19, 2:00pm
1946 | Unrated | 1Hr, 54Min