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THE BIG SLEEP (PG)

USA, 1946 (MIFF 2011, Adrian Wootton)

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring Bogart and Bacall, this 1946 film noir classic is a staple of Greatest Movies Ever lists.

Uncompromising private investigator Philip Marlowe follows a convoluted trail of murder, deception, lust and intrigue across the tawdry urban landscape of Los Angeles: a fantastic vision of high crimes and low life in the big city.

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