Showing at 6 p.m.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Niobrara County Library
Classic black and white crime dramas will be shown in a monthly series beginning Monday, September 29 at 6 p.m. with The Maltese Falcon
, one of the most popular and best classic detective mysteries ever made. Many film historians consider it the first in the dark film noir genre in Hollywood.
John Huston sketches a dark, cynical world with painfully deep perception. Detective Sam Spade's (Humphrey Bogart) search for his partner's killer leads him to a group of determined individuals who want the jeweled falcon of Malta: Brigid O'Shaughnessey (Mary Astor), the beautiful femme fatale, cowardly Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre), and pompously inflated Casper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet). Black and White; Not Rated; 101 minutes; 1941
Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College will facilitate the discussion which will include a light meal. October 27 Double Indemnity
will be shown and on November 24 the series will conclude with The Big Sleep