'The Big Sleep'
During the making of this 1946 movie, legend has it that neither Humphrey Bogart
(who plays Raymond Chandler's hardboiled gumshoe Philip Marlowe), nor director Howard Hawks, nor screenwriter William Faulkner
(!), nor Chandler himself, could figure out the complicated plot twists. But in the end, after all the dope, pornography, blackmail, and gunfire
, you, the audience, will understand it and more. Here's all you really need to know anyway: This is the best noir movie ever made. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th, 523-3935. See Movie Times, p. 84, for details