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Howard Hawks United States, 1946

Rahul's rating of the film The Big Sleep

This is all about a superb Will Faulkner script, and Bogart and Bacall talking about horses. Bacall reminded me of Marlene Dietrich, with the exotic features and faux accent. Bogie himself is a force of nature as the sardonic, cynical Marlowe. The film is a great example of style and form trumping substance and content.