Crime, Mystery, Noir, Retro

Retro Film Series Presents

The Big Sleep & The Maltese Falcon

Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep
(1946, 114 min)
L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) takes on a blackmail case…and follows a trail of murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich, and more. Raymond Chandler’s legendary gumshoe solves it in hard-boiled style…and style is what “The Big Sleep” is all about.

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John Huston’s The 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 (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why—and who’ll take the fall for his partner’s murder. An all-star cast (Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in this crackling mystery masterwork.