Thursday, January 10, 2008

Movies: The Maltese Falcon and Satan Met a Lady

The Maltese Falcon

Starting this Sunday, Carnegie-Stout Public Library is showing three movie versions of Dashiell Hammett's classic hard-boiled mystery, The Maltese Falcon.

Each of these movies will be introduced by Library staff and will be followed by open, informal discussion. Admission, popcorn, candy, and beverages are all free!

The movies will be shown in the 3rd Floor Auditorium of the Library. Here are the titles, dates, and times:
2 p.m., Sunday, January 13. The Maltese Falcon, 1941. Director John Huston's masterpiece features Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. The black and white film runs 101 minutes and is not rated.

2 p.m., Saturday, January 19. The Maltese Falcon, 1931. This 78 minute black and white film is directed by Roy Del Ruth and features Bebe Daniels and Ricardo Cortez.

2 p.m., Sunday, January 20. Satan Met a Lady, 1936. Starring Bette Davis and directed by William Dieterle, this 74 minute black and white movie features Warren William as private eye Ted Shane. Instead of seeking the "black bird" (AKA The Maltese Falcon), the cast tries to find the "Horn of Roland," a valuable artifact filled with jewels in this comedic take on the Hammett tale.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library is showing The Maltese Falcon movies as part of THE BIG READ, a two-month celebration supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

See you at the movies!

~Mike, Adult Services

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