Tuesday Night Flicks: The Big Sleep

One of the most unique adaptations of a detective novel ever brought to the screen. L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) takes on a blackmail case...and follows a trail peopled with murderers, nightclub rogues and the spoiled rich. Raymond Chandler's legendary gumshoe solves it in hard-boiled style...with brisk pacing and snappy encounters (especially with very sexy Lauren Bacall). This is extraordinary entertainment that grabs your attention quickly and holds it until the final shot. It is exciting and engaging, and a favorite of all detective film fans. Director Howard Hawks turned Raymond Chandler's most popular story into an absolutely mesmerizing celluloid masterpiece. 114 minutes