A great film (noir anyone?) directed by a great director (John Huston’s first credit as director after writing for Warners for years) starring an iconic actor (Humphrey Bogart) based on a great writer’s (Dashiell Hammett) work.
The epitome of distanced cool, Bogart only takes Brigid O’Shaunessy’s (Mary Astor) case after Miles Archer, his partner, is murdered. And refreshingly, his Sam Spade maintains his hard-boiled demeanor all the way. The cast includes and features Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook, Jr, Lee Patrick, Jerome Cowan.
(US / 1941 / Directed by John Huston)
Unrated / 1 hr 40 mins.