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Howard Hawks United States, 1946

mjgildea's rating of the film The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep is an unrelenting series of screw jobs that keeps the viewer on their toes and at times just as much of a victim as the parade of suckers that compose the cast of supporting characters. Bogart and Bacall's chemistry is undeniable and the movie is a big-scale example of film noir at its finest. The dialogues is superb and the scene with Dorothy Malone left me with a new definition for the word "wanting."