Oscar Noir Encore: “The Maltese Falcon”

The Maltese Falcon

New Print! Big Screen! Special Surprises!

After a summer-long festival of 15 film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated in the writing categories, it seemed fitting to go back to the beginning with an encore presentation of a clear crowd favorite, the first presentation in the series: “The Maltese Falcon,” returning by popular demand.

Preceded by recap highlights featuring the 15 screenwriters who introduced films in the Oscar Noir series; “So You Want to Be a Detective” (1948), starring George O’Hanlon as Joe McDoakes; and an animated short.

The Maltese Falcon (100 mins.)

The third film version of Dashiell Hammett’s novel became iconic in the hands of writer-director John Huston, with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre creating indelible portraits of film noir characters. Huston’s screenplay received an Oscar nomination.

Related Events: “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side”

Event Information

When
Monday, September 13
Cartoons and shorts, 7 p.m.;
Feature presentation, 7:30 p.m.
Where
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211