USA, 1946, 114 min
Named to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress
Directed by Howard Hawkes
Based on the book by Raymond Chandler
Screenplay by William Faulkner
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by the wealthy General Sternwood to deal with the person who is blackmailing him over his wild daughter. But as Marlowe pursues the case, murder follows murder. One of Raymond Chandler’s best hard-boiled detective mysteries turned into a film noir classic, this successful adaptation features an unforgettable pairing of Bogie and Bacall. It is a very complex, confusing whodunit with false leads, great dialogue, gritty characters, sexy women, gunplay, and a series of indelible scenes.