Re: RARA-AVIS: The Big Sleep

Philip Benz (
Sat, 20 Mar 1999 22:42:23 +0100 << "Director Howard Hawks and star Humphrey Bogart got into an argument
as to
whether one of the characters was murdered or committed suicide. They
sent a
wire to author Raymond Chandler asking him to settle the issue, but he
replied that he didn't know either."
Begs the question, which character? >>

IIRC: the chauffer who was found in the car under 20 feet of water,
wasn't it? Chandler was replying rather tongue in cheek because I
believe the novel settled all questions of whodunnit, even if the film
left a lot of loose ends rolling around.

Cheers, --- Phil
Lyc饠Astier, Aubenas, France

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