Bar Redux & New Orleans Film Noir Society Present a Cinema Noir Double Feature with The Maltese Falcon/ The Big Sleep
The Maltese Falcon-In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.
Release date: October 3, 1941 (USA)
Director: John Huston
Screenplay: John Huston
Cinematography: Arthur Edeson
Production company: Warner Bros.
The Big Sleep- Private investigator Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by General Sternwood to help resolve the gambling debts of his wild young daughter, Carmen (Martha Vickers). Sternwood's older daughter, Vivian (Lauren Bacall), provides assistance when she implies that the situation is more complex, and also involves casino owner (John Ridgely) and a recently disappeared family friend. As people linked to the Sternwoods start being murdered, Marlowe finds himself getting ever deeper into the case.
Release date: August 23, 1946 (USA)
Director: Howard Hawks
Story by: Raymond Chandler
Cinematography: Sidney Hickox
Screenplay: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman
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