The Big Sleep (U)

Director Howard Hawks. 1946 Crime/Film-Noir/Mystery in Black & White

The Big Sleep is the story of a private investigator, named Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his youngest daughter, Carmen, from being blackmailed about her gambling debts; things almost immediately unravel and blow up from here, as Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling, and organized crime. Marlowe, with the help of the General's eldest daughter, Vivian, skillfully plot to free the family from this web and trap the main main behind much of this mischief, Eddie, to meet his end at the hands of his own henchmen.

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

One of the 1000 films to see before you die. Need I say more. Excellent.