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    The Big Sleep (Warner Brothers - First National, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This classic Howard Hawks mystery/thriller was based on Raymond Chandler's first novel and introduced audiences to the hard-boiled, cynical private eye Philip Marlowe, masterfully portrayed by Humphrey Bogart. This was also the second film featuring the classic teaming of Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and their screen chemistry was absolutely electric. The plotline for "The Big Sleep" is so complicated and convoluted that the screenwriting team of William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthmann had to consult Raymond Chandler for advice, who was just as confused as they were. Baffling as it is, this film noir is so loaded with star power and so wonderfully entertaining that no one cares. There has been minor restoration to fold line wear and border pinholes. The poster displays a wonderful image of the two legendary lovers, Bogie and Bacall. Very Fine on Linen.

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