New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

The Maltese Falcon

September 26, 1997 at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1941, 101 minutes, black & white, 35 mm)
Directed by John Houston
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet

Based on the popular Dashiell Hammett mystery novel, The Maltese Falcon combines a rivoting story, a perfectly chosen cast, blistering dialogue, and impeccable direction to create an outstanding detective drama. As the 1941 movie publicity said, "Come with us on an exciting treasure hunt with danger lurking in every corner."

Shown with the short Exterior Night (1993, 36 minutes, color, 35 mm)