On today’s episode, I talked with Devin Araujo about the 1946 noir, The Big Sleep. Produced and directed by the legendary Howard Hawks, starring the equally as legendary Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, who previously enchanted the word over in 1944’s To Have and Have Not, causing a massive call for the two stars and future Hollywood power couple to share the screen again.
Private eye, Philip Marlowe (played by Bogey) is hired by aging millionaire general Sternwood to investigate the disappearance of Sean Regan, an ex-IRA officer and bootlegger that the general had hired to dig into his youngest daughter, Carmen’s gambling debts as the man looking for them, pornographer and rare book salesman, Geiger is on the prowl. Marlowe takes the job and tails Geiger home to find a drugged Carmen and a murdered Geiger. Marlowe takes Carmen home and recruits the help of Carmen’s older sister, Vivian, but he soon finds out that she’s no angel either. So sit back, relax, and don’t throw yourself at the first person you’re attracted to.
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Cinemallennials is a podcast where myself and another millennial are introduced to a classic film for the very first time ranging from the birth of cinema to the 1960s. Myself and my guest will open your eyes to the vast landscape of classic film as we discuss the films’ performers, their performances, those behind the camera, and how they and their films still influence our world today.