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Hawks on Hawks$
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Joseph McBride

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813142623

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.001.0001

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Bogart and The Big Sleep

Bogart and The Big Sleep

(p.127) 23 Bogart and The Big Sleep
Hawks on Hawks

Joseph McBride

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter explores Hawk’s experiences working with Humphrey Bogart, specifically on the film The Big Sleep. Hawks describes the successful chemistry that continued between Bacall and Bogart, and details how he worked with author Raymond Chandler to pull the film together. He also explores the risqué double-entendres used in the film and how the film censors allowed them to go to production.

Keywords:   Humphrey Bogart, The Big Sleep, Maltese Falcon, Raymond Chandler, Martha Vickers

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