AFI #31 – The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon 1941 Directed by John Huston Netflix says... Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Sam Spade in this Oscar-nominated noir classic that finds the sultry Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor) seeking out protection from a man named Thursby. Spade's partner (Jerome Cowan) takes the case--but he winds up dead, along with Thursby. Spade's subsequent … Continue reading AFI #31 – The Maltese Falcon

AFI #38 – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 Directed by John Huston Netflix says... Wrapped in a classic tale of adventure, this Academy Award winner helmed by John Huston follows a trio of gold prospectors who set out to strike it rich and agree to spit the take until paranoia and greed consumes one of them. … Continue reading AFI #38 – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

AFI #65 – The African Queen

The African Queen 1951 Directed by John Huston Netflix says... Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), the booze-guzzling, rough-hewn captain of a broken-down East African riverboat, teams with a straitlaced, iron-willed missionary (Katharine Hepburn) to take on a menacing German gunboat during World War I. A classic study in star charisma and pitch-perfect casting, The African Queen … Continue reading AFI #65 – The African Queen