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THE MALTESE FALCON (1941 version) & THE GLASS KEY (1942 version)

Friday, December 19

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941 version)
12:304:158:00

THE GLASS KEY (1942 version)
2:306:1510:00

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941 version)

Starring HUMPHREY BOGART, PETER LORRE, SIDNEY GREENSTREET, MARY ASTOR

(1941, John Huston) Humphrey Bogart’s Sam Spade traipses through Hammett’s San Fran to recover the world’s most coveted chachka – despite the malevolent connivings of Peter Lorre’s perfumed-card-carrying Joel Cairo, “Fat Man” Sidney Greenstreet’s Kasper Gutman, and Mary Astor’s two-faced “Miss Wonderly.” (See the 1931 version on December 22). Approx. 100 min. 35mm.
12:30, 4:15, 8:00

“PUT DOWN THE FOUNDATIONS for that native American genre of mean streets, knife-edged heroes, dark shadows and tough dames.” 
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“STRIKING VISUAL STYLE!" 
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

“[On Bogart] MAGNETISM YOU CAN FEEL THROUGH THE SCREEN.” 
– 
Otis Ferguson, New Republic

THE GLASS KEY (1942 version)

Starring WILLIAM BENDIX, ALAN LADD, BRIAN DONLEVY, VERONICA LAKE

(1942, Stuart Heisler) “He’s a tough baby. He likes this.” Neanderthal William Bendix enjoys rearranging Alan Ladd’s face as our hero goes the limit for accused-of-murder political boss Brian Donlevy, even as they both chase gold-maned Veronica Lake. Second (see the first on December 22) – and considerably more violent – adaptation of Hammett’s favorite of all his works. Approx. 85 min. 35mm.
2:30, 6:15, 10:00