Film Noir Summer: The Maltese Falcon
June 24 @ 8:00 pm
ORGAN CONCERT ON OUR “BIGGEST LITTLE WURLITZER” ONE HALF-HOUR BEFORE THE MOVIE BEGINS!
Cited by Panorama du Film Noir Américain as the first major film noir, The Maltese Falcon stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Same Spade and Mary Astor as his femme fatale client. Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, in his film debut, co-star. Based on author Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 novel of the same name, the story follows a San Francisco private detective and his dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers, all of whom are competing to obtain a jewel-encrusted falcon statuette. Considered one of the greatest films of all time, The Maltese Falcon was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress to be included in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Enjoy the short “Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur” before the film!