SESSION: Sunday 10th December at 7pm


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The Big Sleep

(1946, dir. Howard Hawks, w/ Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers)

The Big Sleep is the story of a private investigator, named Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his youngest daughter, Carmen, from being blackmailed about her gambling debts; things almost immediately unravel and blow up from here, as Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling, and organized crime. Marlowe, with the help of the General's eldest daughter, Vivian, skillfully plot to free the family from this web and trap the main main behind much of this mischief, Eddie, to meet his end at the hands of his own henchmen. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)

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The Maltese Falcon

(1941, dir. John Huston, w/ Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre)

The Maltese Falcon will start at approximately 9:20pm, and finish at approximately 11:06pm.

Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wonderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed. Miles is dead. And so is a man named Floyd Thursby. It seems Miss Wonderly is surrounded by dangerous men. There's Joel Cairo, who uses gardenia-scented calling cards. There's Kasper Gutman, with his enormous girth and feigned civility. Her only hope of protection comes from Sam, who is suspected by the police of one or the other murder. More murders are yet to come, and it will all be because of these dangerous men -- and their lust for a statuette of a bird: the Maltese Falcon. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)