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Photo: On this day in 1945, Bogie and Bacall got married.

Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart on their wedding day photo by Ed Clark for LIFE) Bacall: “In the bathroom I could hear the start of the Wedding March. Oh God, why hadn’t they waited? Later George told me Bogie looked up and said, ‘Where is.

The Big Sleep - Noir with a big slice of Hollywood glamour provided by the real life romantic pairing of Bogart and Bacall, Bogart’s Philip Marlow is just damaged and tarnished enough for this to remain a noir. With it’s complicated and in some cases confusing plot (it is never explained who killed the chauffeur), The Big Sleep entertains and thrill’s but brushes over Noir’s darker aspects. Films like this and the Maltese Falcon cemented Bogart as the most well known noir icon.

Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge in 'The Big Sleep' Directed by Howard Hawks. Written by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman. Based on the book of the same title by Raymond Chandler.

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