John Huston's MALTESE FALCON & Billy Wilder's DOUBLE INDEMNITY
John Huston's MALTESE FALCON (1941, 100 min)
A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphry Bogart) wants to find out why--and who'll take the fall for his partner's murder. An all-star cast (including Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in this crackling mystery masterwork written for the screen (From Dashiell Hammett's novel) and directed by John Huston.
Billy Wilder's DOUBLE INDEMNITY 75th Anniversary Presentation! (1944, 108 min)
Here's the wildly thrilling story of insurance man Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), who schemes the perfect murder with the beautiful dame Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck): kill Dietrichson's husband and make off with the insurance money. But, of course, in these plots things never quite go as planned, and Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) is the wily insurance investigator who must sort things out.
Friday, February 8