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Capturing a Golden Moment #20: The Big Sleep

 

The Big Sleep (1946)

 

Director: Howard Hawks

 

Scene: "Acme Book Shop"

 

In honour of the late Dorothy Malone (January 30, 1925 - January 19, 2018), here is her brief but sizzling scene as the Acme book store proprietress in The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart as private detective Philip Marlowe. Malone's on screen moments may be few, nevertheless, she matches Bogart's tenacity line for line, while managing to make quite a stylishly lasting impression of her own. 

 

 

 

The Big Sleep is available on Blu-ray here:

The Big Sleep [Blu-ray]
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone

 

It is also available on DVD here:

The Big Sleep (1946)
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone