UW Cinematheque - Peter Lorre: The Mad and the Bad
The Maltese Falcon | USA | 1941 | 35mm | 100 min. Director: John Huston
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre Bogart is Dashiell Hammett’s detective Sam Spade, and not about to play the sap for anyone. In a labyrinthine plot involving false identities, trans-continental smuggling, and murder, Spade meets an eccentric crew of antique hunters (Sydney Greenstreet, Lorre, and Astor) all looking for the title bird, which, like Huston’s detective noir classic, is “the stuff dreams are made of”. Print courtesy Library of Congress.