For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Howard Hawks United States, 1946

Joshua Dysart's rating of the film The Big Sleep

While not as strong on performances, grit and story as Houstons seminal MALTESE FALCON, this does boast a parade of gorgeous actresses from the period, cracking dialog and fantastic war-rationing detail (gasoline stickers in cars and rationing slang only in use during WWII). Great flick.