Last night I had the pleasure of viewing the 1945 version of "The Big Sleep" starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. All I can say is ....excellent. I had caught the remake of this movie made in the '70's or early 80's starring Robert Mitchum, but had never seen the original. After viewing the movie on TCM I remember why movies like this one endure forever. The chemistry between Bogie and Bacall is incredible. A lot has been made of the sparks that flew between Bogie and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca" but Bogie and Bacall, that is true cinematic greatness.