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The Big Sleep (1946)

November 7th, 2008 by Anne Richardson · 2 Comments · 1940's, Oregon actor, Oregon film, Oregon film new definition, Videos

Philip Marlowe discovers “what strange fate brought him out of the storm to that house which stood alone in the shadows” in Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep.

Hawks chose Bob Steele, born in Portland, to play Lash Canino and to land the above punch on Bogart’s Philip Marlowe.

I hereby claim The Big Sleep as an Oregon film on the basis of Bob Steele.

SPOILER ALERT: The following is only for readers who don’t mind being a jump ahead of the plot, next time they have a chance to see The Big Sleep.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Elizabeth Bass // Feb 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    The Big Sleep was directed by Howard Hawks. John Huston directed The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart.

  • 2 Anne Richardson // Feb 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you, Elizabeth. What a terrible slip! I fixed this once, but when I moved the blog to the new server, it got “unfixed”. But I didn’t know it…still doing the upkeep from that move.

    So…which is your favorite…Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep or John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon?

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