The Big Sleep (1946) - with intro by Ann Glenn Cruse (see trailer below)

Bow Tie Cinema at the Harbour Center continues its weekend "Cine Classic" film series with director Howard Hawk's well regarded film noir, The Big Sleep (1946.)

Memorable as the second on-screen pairing of real life lovers (and eventual husband and wife) Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, The Big Sleep is a complicated film noir described by critic Roger Ebert as "a lust story with a plot about a lot of other things."

Based on a novel by famed detective fiction writer Raymond Chandler, the film is known for its sexually-frank-for-its-time dialogue as well as the chemistry between Bogart and Bacall.

Here's the original trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsH6Mig1LlA

As always, my commentary will cover little known facts about the film's stars, director and production.  Audience questions and discussion are encouraged both before and after the screening.

Admission is $5.50 ($4.50 with a Bow Tie free Criterion Club card which can be obtained online at Bow Tie's website or at the theater.)

Be sure to check Bow Tie Harbour 9's website for the complete list of their weekend "Cine Classic" films for July and August including:  Rear Window (July 20 & 21): The Women (July 27 & 28); On The Waterfront (August 3 & 4);You Can't Take It With You (August 10 & 11); Oklahoma! (August 17 & 18); Monkey Business (August 24 & 25); and Jezebel (August 31 & Sept. 1).

Hope to see lots of fellow Annapolis Movie Club members Saturday mornings at Bow Tie Harbour 9!

Maryland's Movie Maven, 
Ann Glenn Cruse

 

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