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The Big Sleep

Friday, Jan 20 at 7:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Howard Hawks. 1946, 114 mins. 35mm. With Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgley, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Elisha Cook, Jr. Hawks’s unqualified noir masterpiece, the first film version of a Raymond Chandler novel, stars Bogart as Philip Marlowe, a private detective hired to investigate a series of troubles plaguing an affluent family. Crackling wit and lushly atmospheric visuals help buoy an infamously complicated plot in a brilliant film that capitalized on Bogart and Bacall’s natural, sizzling chemistry. If it had been rightly nominated for its wildly complex and quotable screenplay, then we would forever be able to say “Oscar nominee William Faulkner” (one of three writers brought in to adapt Chandler’s novel, along with Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman).  

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.