The Big Sleep (1947) – Howard Hawks (A guest post from Niall McArdle)


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Synopsis: 

Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by millionaire General Sternwood to investigate a case of blackmail involving pornographic photos of his  daughter, Carmen. Sternwood is really trying to find out what happened to his friend Sean Regan, the former IRA man and bootlegger. Soon the bodies pile up, and Marlowe has to navigate the shadowy world of blackmailers, gangsters and gamblers, dodging bullets and avoiding the wrath of the District Attorney.

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