The Big Sleep

Elisha Cook Jr and Humphrey Bogart in a screencap from The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Elisha Cook Jr and Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Elisha Cook Jr and Bob Steele in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

John Ridgely draws a weapon on Elisha Cook Jr in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart and Elisha Cook Jr in The Big Sleep (1946).

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep (1946) was photographed by Sidney Hickox.  Sidney was born in New York City and had 165 cinematography credits in his career, from 1916, through 249 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and 78 episodes of its sequel Mayberry RFD (1960-71).  He also photographed Bogart and Bacall and Hawks’ first film together, To Have and Have Not.