Bogie, Bacall in ‘The Big Sleep’

Nov 16, 2013
It’s hard to keep track of “The Big Sleep” plot, but the Bogie/Bacall chemistry is unmistakable.

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. November’s theme is Film Noir.

The Nov. 22 film is "The Big Sleep," a 114-minute film from 1946. A dangerous blackmailer has targeted the Sternwoods, a wealthy family tucked away in the safety of their Los Angeles mansion. Private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart), while working on the case, falls for the clan’s fiery daughter (Lauren Bacall). Crackling dialogue and the perfect pairing of Bogart and Bacall make this adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel a timeless classic. Howard Harks directs an incredibly witty script and impeccable performances.

The Film Noir series will wrap with “Crossfire” (1947, USA) on Nov. 29. Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Popcorn and drinks will be served. The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

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